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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