Sep 1, 2010 5:20 PM by Melissa Canone

UPDATE-Man Who Took Discovery Channel Employees Hostage is Dead

UPDATE-SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Law enforcement official: Discovery
Channel gunman shot by police is dead.

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Police say they have shot an armed man
who took three people hostage in the Discovery Channel network's
headquarters in suburban Washington. All of the hostages are safe.
Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger says he does not
know whether police killed the gunman, who was upset about the
network's programming.
They spent about three hours negotiating with him after he burst
into the suburban Washington building about 1 p.m. waving a handgun
and with canisters strapped to his body.
Police had not confirmed whether the canisters were explosives.


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