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    Default Hostage taken at US Discovery Channel HQ - Police

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    WASHINGTON, Sep 1 (Reuters) One hostage has been taken by a man with a handgun at the Discovery Channel headquarters building in suburban Washington, Montgomery County police told ABC television today. Police Corporal Dan Friz said the building in Silver Spring, Maryland, was on lockdown but he could not confirm gunshots were fired as a Discovery employee had told ABC television. Discovery Communications said it reaches 1.5 billion subscribers in more than 180 countries with the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel and Planet Green networks.

    Gunman shot dead at Discovery building, hostages freed safely

    Police shot dead a gunman to safely free three persons ending hours of standoff after he had taken them as
    hostages at the Discovery Channel headquarters in the suburb of Silver Spring. The gunman has been identified as James Lee who was against the programmes shown by the channel, police said, adding he had explosive devices in his backpack.
    The hostages were rescued unhurt during the standoff. It all began around 1 pm, when Lee entered the building and appeared
    to have bomb strapped to his chest, they said.The gunman took them hostage and asked others not to leave the building.

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