BREAKING: Gunman Holding Hostages In Discovery Communications Headquarters

A heavily armed gunman entered the Discovery TV building with an explosive device strapped to his body, and is reportedly holding a security guard and possibly more people hostage.


SILVER SPRING, Md. — A gunman with an explosive device strapped to himself has entered the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring, Md., and may have taken at least one person hostage, police said.

Montgomery County police said there may also be other explosives in the building, but they said they could not confirm reports that one or more shots had been fired.

Law enforcement authorities identified the man as James J. Lee. They told NBC News that he had a long history of protesting at the building. NBC said the man may have posted environmental and population-control demands online.

His demands are bizarre. Expect conservatives and liberals alike to point fingers at each other. Examples below:

5. Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that. Find solutions to stopping it. Call for people in the world to develop solutions to stop it completely and permanently. Find solutions FOR these countries so they stop sending their breeding populations to the US and the world to seek jobs and therefore breed more unwanted pollution babies. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH! (The first world is feeding the population growth of the Third World and those human families are going to where the food is! They must stop procreating new humans looking for nonexistant jobs!)

6. Find solutions for Global Warming, Automotive pollution, International Trade, factory pollution, and the whole blasted human economy. Find ways so that people don't build more housing pollution which destroys the environment to make way for more human filth! Find solutions so that people stop breeding as well as stopping using Oil in order to REVERSE Global warming and the destruction of the planet!

I'm following the situation on the police scanner with fervent hopes that it ends without death and destruction. More as it's available.

Update The website with Lee's demands is inaccessible right now, but I've uploaded a PDF of the page here.

Update #2: Yes, the weird finger-pointing is already beginning. From Ace of Spades, there's this stupid comment:


Update #3: MSNBC reports that police have shot and killed James Lee.


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