September 1st, 2010
06:29 PM ET

Suspect in Discovery standoff is dead

CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - Three hostages were rescued from the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Maryland, Wednesday afternoon after police shot and killed the man who was holding them, officials said.

The hostages were unharmed, Police Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department said.

The suspect, identified by a law enforcement official as James Lee, earlier was in communication with authorities.

A number of devices in backpacks that Lee held have to be rendered safe, Manger added.

During negotiations, "he had a wide range of emotions," he said.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Mike

    The world's human population is growing out of control. That said holding hostages is not the wisest way to go about spreading your message.

    September 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
  2. Judge Roy Bean

    One riot One ranger One bullet. In this case, the best solution possible.

    September 1, 2010 at 6:45 pm |