SWAT Team Called For Gunman In Discovery Building | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

SWAT Team Called For Gunman In Discovery Building

Play associated audio
Angela Cruz, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Police, says police were called to the Discovery Building at 1 p.m. today.
http://www.flickr.com/thisisbossi/
Angela Cruz, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Police, says police were called to the Discovery Building at 1 p.m. today.

By Rebecca Blatt

A SWAT team in Montgomery County, Maryland is heading to the Discovery Building in Silver Spring after reports of an armed man -- possibly wearing an explosive device -- in the lobby.

Angela Cruz, a spokesperson for Montgomery County police, says police were called to the Discovery Building at 1 p.m. today. There were reports that an armed man was in the lobby and that he was wearing a vest, possibly with an explosive device. But police are emphasizing that this has not yet been confirmed.

They are still investigating and trying to evacuate the building and the area.

NPR

Why Afghanistan's 'Underground Girls' Skirt Tradition To Live As Boys

In a new book, journalist Jenny Nordberg writes about the bacha posh, young girls who dress up like boys to enjoy the freedoms of being an Afghan male for as long as they can.
NPR

Keeping Heirloom Apples Alive Is 'Like A Chain Letter' Over Many Centuries

Scott Farm in Vermont grows 100 apple varieties, some of them dating back to the 1700s. These apples may not look as pretty as the Red Delicious, but what they lack in looks they make up for in taste.
WAMU 88.5

New Anthony Brown Video Accuses Opponent Of 'Hiding' And 'Lying"

Democrat Anthony Brown unveiled a new web video today alleging that Republican Larry Hogan is "hiding" his positions on contentious issues like abortion and gun control.
NPR

Tech Week: Smartphone Privacy, Cyberstalking, Alibaba's Big Debut

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week's roundup.

Leave a Comment

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