Standoff at Discovery Channel ends
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Police in Silver Spring, Md. say the
gunman who took three people hostage at the Discovery Channel
network's programming has died after they shot him. All three
hostages escaped safely.
Police spent several 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.
Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger says an explosive
device may have detonated, and the suspect may have brought other
devices into the building. He said as far as he knows, the 1,900
people who work in the building were able to get out safely.