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    Gunman With Hostages 'May Have Bombs'

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    A gunman thought to have explosives strapped to his body is holding a number of people hostage in an office complex in Maryland, US.


    Witnesses have told how the man entered the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in the US state, shouting "nobody is going anywhere" and firing a shot.
    A police spokesman told reporters that at 1pm local time, the man entered the building wearing what appeared to be "metallic cannister devices" and pulled out a handgun.
    They have not confirmed eyewitness reports that shots were fired.
    Negotiators are speaking to the man by phone and he holds "a small number" of hostages, one of which is believed to be a security guard.
    The man has been named locally as former Discovery Channel employee James Jay Lee, who is believed to have a grudge against the company in Silver Spring.
    He is said to have demanded to speak to the channel's bosses.

    Mr Lee's brother-in-law Thomas Leonard told Fox News the family were shocked to hear their family member was a suspect.
    He described Mr Lee as an environmental activist and artist who had served time in jail.
    The deaths of his mother and grandfather led Mr Lee's "spirit to take a nosedive" and he became a "darker character", the brother-in-law said.
    Mr Lee had staged a demonstration against the Discovery Channel in the past which involved throwing thousands of dollars into the air, he added.



    Sky News' US correspondent Greg Milam said up to 40 police squad cars are at the scene and officers have been moving in and around the building evacuating staff.
    "Swat teams, heavily armed and in protective gear, are receiving a briefing," he said.
    "We're told that there is a tactical plan in place, suggesting they are willing to take a shot at the man if necessary... but for now they are hoping it will end peacefully."
    Police have not confirmed whether anyone was injured or whether the building, which contains a creche, has been fully evacuated.
    :: 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 Holding Hostages In Discovery Channel Headquarters, Maryland, May Have Bombs | World News | Sky News


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    interesting a chinese guy being into the environment, protest probably more to do with loseing his job ,hope noone gets hurt

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    someone did..he,s dead, the coppers shot him after negotiations failed..

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    A left-wing extremist! OMG!!!!

    An explosive device on the gunman's body detonated when police shot him, Manger said. Police were trying to determine whether two boxes and two backpacks the gunman also contained explosives.
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    BC News reported that when its producers called Discovery's general number, a man identifying himself as James J. Lee answered and said he had a gun and several bombs.
    "I have several bombs strapped to my body ready to go off. I have a device that if I drop it, if I drop it, it will f--- explode," the man told NBC.
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    Lee was convicted of disorderly conduct for a protest he organized outside Discovery's offices in February 2008. According to court records, he paid homeless people to carry signsand set off a scramble for money when he threw fistfuls of cash into the air, calling it "just trash."
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    "The Discovery Channel produces many so-called 'Environmental Programs' supposedly there to save the planet," Lee said in an ad he took out in a Washington newspaper to promote the protest. "But the truth is things are getting WORSE! Their programs are causing more harm than good."
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    A lengthy posting that could be seen Wednesday on a website registered to Lee said Discovery and its affiliates should stop "encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants," a possible reference to shows like "Kate Plus 8" and "19 Kids and Counting." Instead, he said, the network should air "programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility."
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    He said he was inspired by "Ishmael," a novel by environmentalist Daniel Quinn, and by former Vice President Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."


    Read more: Police kill gunman James Lee who held 3 at Discovery Channel | AP Entertainment - The News Tribune




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    Not at all unlike those right wing religious nutters who kill doctors, or Libertarians who blow up a building in Oklahoma and so on.

    Anyway Jet, remember that extremists from any end of the political spectrum are cause for concern.

    Violence in the name of [insert cause here] is self defeating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    "Swat teams, heavily armed and in protective gear, are receiving a briefing,"
    On what the program will be showing today... Today.."how not to get taken hostage at work" showing all day....

    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    "We're told that there is a tactical plan in place, suggesting they are willing to take a shot at the man if necessary...
    Oh I bet they can't wait to take a shot....a shot in the mouth that is...gun toting loonies....."the right to bear arms and the right to arm bears!!!"

    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    but for now they are hoping it will end peacefully."


    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    interesting a chinese guy being into the environment,
    Well shiver me timbers...there's a turn up for the books.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    Discovery and its affiliates should stop "encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants,"
    Bloody hell he should nip back to china and tell em' that one....the one child policy doesn't seem to be working!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    a possible reference to shows like "Kate Plus 8" and "19 Kids and Counting." Instead, he said, the network should air "programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility."
    Totally agree...too many muling cabbages on this damn planet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith
    Violence in the name of [insert cause here] is self defeating.
    very good point
    There are no strangers here, just friends you haven't met yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Not at all unlike those right wing religious nutters who kill doctors, or Libertarians who blow up a building in Oklahoma and so on.

    Anyway Jet, remember that extremists from any end of the political spectrum are cause for concern.

    Violence in the name of [insert cause here] is self defeating.
    True, and I am against any form of terrorism. I was only pointing this out to the left-wingers on the board, who seem to believe that only right-wing nutters do horrid things like this.

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