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Discovery Communications Headquarters Invaded By Gunman

by AOL TV Staff, posted Sep 1st 2010 2:15PM
Discovery Channel buildingUPDATE (6PM): According to NBC's Washington, D.C. affiliate, the police have confirmed the suspect is dead.
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UPDATE (5PM): TBD.com reports that police shot the suspect. His condition is unknown.
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The Discovery Communications headquarters building in Silver Spring, Md. has been shut down after a gunman possibly bearing explosives took hostages, CNN reports.

Montgomery County Cpl. Dan Friz told ABC news station WJLA that the suspect was carrying what appeared to be an "explosive device." A SWAT team surrounded the 10-story building and police chief Tom Manager said negotiations with the gunman are ongoing.

A MySpace profile reportedly belonging to the gunman -- who AOL News says has been identified as James Jay Lee of Silver Spring -- lists "The Discovery channel" as one of his television interests. Lee's most recent status update is from January 2008, and reads "Lee says: It's time for REVOLUTION!!"

The ABC affiliate's website, TBD.com, reported that Lee had a history with Discovery, including an arrest for protesting against the network in 2008.

WUSA9 TwitterAccording to a the WUSA9 news station's Twitter, Lee allegedly posted an online manifesto (also linked to from the MySpace page) demanding that Discovery Communications channels -- including Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, the Science Channel and more -- air certain types of programs. The document details how "The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet" and urges the company "to do the following IMMEDIATELY."

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King Zilch

You guys are outstanding human beings, and your deeply expressed concern for the innocent victims of this criminal is heartening.

September 01 2010 at 4:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
banderweir

Who cares what his political affiliation is, this is absolutely hilarious; journalistic gold! (as long as no one gets hurt, that is)
Who knew peace loving, tree-hugging hippies could be so violent?
Still, isn't it neat how the media labels this guy a "left-wing, environmentalist gunman", while if he was Muslim he would be a "terrorist"?

September 01 2010 at 4:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jon

This guy is the typical far-left loony anti-human environmentalist type. He exhibits the common views of progressives (cutting population/births and forcefully pushing people to "help" the environment)

And to think that idiot progressives on CNN's sites were trying to say this guy was a creationist tea partying right-winger. I don't think so!

September 01 2010 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Atticus Draco

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The FOX News channel has better coverage on this
They cover leftist whackos better than any other news network on earth
FOX covers the leftist whackos the best!
It's true,, they do
They wont be making excuses for this NUT

CNN has probably already claimed the gunman as a victim

September 01 2010 at 2:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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