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Police: At least one hostage taken at Discovery Channel headquarters
By the CNN Wire Staff
September 1, 2010 2:46 p.m. EDT

Police say they are monitoring the suspect at the Discovery Channel's headquarters via closed-circuit cameras.

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(CNN) -- A man possibly armed with explosives took at least one hostage Wednesday at the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Maryland, police said.
Capt. Paul Starks said that police were in communication with the gunman, and that he was making some demands. The suspect had "concerns" with the Discovery Corporation, he said.
A caller from One Discovery Place, the channel's headquarters, called police about 1 p.m. to report a man with a gun and possible explosives, said Angela Cruz, a police spokeswoman.
The area has been evacuated, she said.
Police identified the gunman only as an Asian male.
Authorities sent a SWAT team and other resources, said Cpl. Dan Friz of the Montgomery County police. The gunman is in the lobby area, Friz said. Authorities were trying to get in touch with him.
It appears the man has some kind of explosive device, Friz said. Fire marshals with explosives experience were assisting.
A witness, Lisa Lucas, told CNN affiliate WJLA that she and others outside of the building heard at least one gunshot from One Discovery Place. Friz said that to the best of his knowledge no shots had been fired by police.
A day care inside One Discovery Place was successfully evacuated, and the children were moved to a McDonald's, authorities said.
Renard Jenkins, who works across from the Discovery Channel headquarters, said he saw the mobilization of a bomb
squad and a large armored vehicle pulling a trailer.
"Police are on high alert, positioning themselves behind columns, cars, anything that gives cover. All have their weapons drawn," Jenkins said. "From what we're seeing, everyone seems to be calm."
He said he could not see into the lobby where the hostage-taking is apparently under way, but could see the activity immediately outside.
Bomb technicians from the FBI and ATF agents also responded to the scene, spokesmen from both agencies said.
The Discovery Channel told employees in an e-mail Wednesday that the company has "reason to believe there is an armed gunman at One Discovery Place." The company said "all employees should seek protection in a locked office on their respective floors immediately."
Lori Rorke told CNN that she was on the second floor when she and her co-workers heard about the man.
"When we first heard the news, we heard that the gunman was mobile and we were told to go into locked offices," she said. "We were really panicking, then trying to keep it under control."
But, she said, fellow workers carrying BlackBerries seemed to know what to do, and led her out of the building via a route that circumvented the lobby.
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Yeah, reality shows have ruined that channel.

WTF is wrong with people? The media SERIOUSLY has to stop covering this jamokes like they are. There's a reason they never used to show idiots running on to the field.

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Maybe it's time to re-introduce holstered side-arms as a norm. Jeebus.

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he said he couldnt take another episode of cash cab
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Maybe it's time to re-introduce holstered side-arms as a norm. Jeebus.
ummm duh. Conceal carry is legal in Maryland, but i'm sure Discovery Channel does not allow firearms on the property..

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Not even concealed carry. Just good 'ole fashioned traditional Western heeled sidearms.

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Believed to be 43, Lee was arrested there on littering and disorderly conduct charges last year after he staged a protest against Discovery Communications during which he threw money up in the air, according to MSNBC.

Lee is apparently upset over Discovery's coverage of environmental, overpopulation and immigration issues.

"We are running out of time to save this planet and the Discovery Channel is a big part of the problem," Lee wrote on a flier that he passed out when he protested last year.

Lee said Discovery was taking "the focus off what is really important" by running shows like "Cash Cab" and "Dirty Jobs" when they should be airing shows about global warming.

Before leaving a Silver Spring homeless shelter for Discovery's headquarters, Lee posted 11 demands on his Web site.

"Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children," he wrote.

Lee wrote that he was determined to save "the Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles, Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels."

All programs "promoting War" should be yanked off the air, he wrote.

"Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is," he wrote. "That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed."

Lee wrapped up his screed with, "These are the demands and sayings of Lee."



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Dude...match.com....come on man.

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Dude...match.com....come on man.
he looks like John from John and Kate +8

if so.. they are screwed

that guy has a serious axe to grind
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Lee wrote that he was determined to save "the Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles, Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels."
Whatever. Squirrles are drunk asses. Save the rest, but not the goddamnn sequirrlays.

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just another loony follower of the cult of global warming, nothing to see, move along, i blame Al Gore for this mans actions, this wont hardly make the news, or at least the AGW part will be omitted from the networks newscast, now, if it was a whitey who was upset about high taxes, we'd have a real story on our hands


but i agree with him about cash cab
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i blame Al Gore for this mans actions
Yes but it is only THANKS to Al Gore that we can discuss this on His internet.
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Wouldn't it have been awesome if he called a cab for a ride to Discovery Channel and the Cash Cab showed up?
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The Global Warming believers community can't be happy about this...

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No... Duh

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Some problems also require high explosives.

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If not have "solved" it, guns certainly could have ended the situation

There are just bad people out there...and they care not for laws. Why people continue to think they do is beyond me.

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Arch is asian?

that would explain the commi liberal remarks
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Anyone watching this on TV? Didn't know Discovery had so many Indians working.
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