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Gunman Reported In Discovery Communications Building

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Dozens of officers responded to the scene of a hostage crisis at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Spring.
David Schultz
Dozens of officers responded to the scene of a hostage crisis at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Spring.

Montgomery County SWAT teams are responding to the Discovery building in Silver Spring, Maryland, where there are reports of a gunman in the lobby. Police are working to evacuate the area.

David Schultz is on the scene with the latest.

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