Police: Man Holds Hostages In Discovery Building | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

    Police: Man Holds Hostages In Discovery Building

    Play associated audio

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) Authorities say a man upset with the Discovery Channel's environmental programming took several people hostage at gunpoint at the company's headquarters Wednesday while wearing canisters strapped to his body.

    Police were negotiating by phone with the gunman, who burst into the suburban Washington building about 1 p.m. waving a handgun.

    The gunman took what Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger described as a ``small number of hostages'' but he did not say how many. He also did not say what the man wants or whether anyone was hurt.

    Manger said most of the 1,900 people who work in the building were able to get out safely.

    A law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing said authorities have identified James J. Lee as the likely suspect. The official says police believed he had a handgun but had not confirmed that he had explosives.

    (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

    NPR

    Mexican TV Icon Roberto Gómez Bolaños Dies At 85

    The actor, writer and director was a staple of Mexican television comedies and children's programs for decades.
    NPR

    From Humble Salt To Fancy Freezing: How To Up Your Cocktail Game

    You don't need to have liquid nitrogen at your next cocktail party — but it's certainly a sure-fire way to impress your guests. Expert mixologist Dave Arnold walks you through it.
    NPR

    Week In Politics: Hagel's Resignation, Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of the New York Times about the grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson and the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
    NPR

    Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

    Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

    Leave a Comment

    Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.