|Crazed eco-terrorist shot dead after taking hostages at Discovery Channel HQ after they 'ignored his ideas for a TV show'
Daily Mail |September 2, 2010
A gunman has been shot dead by police after taking a number of hostages
at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Maryland, U.S., after his idea
for a television show was rejected.
Lee walked into the main entrance of the building at 1pm today waving a gun and wearing what appeared to be metallic canisters strapped to his front and back.
Police have not yet confirmed if he was carrying a bomb. Three bomb technicians were rushed to the scene in Silver Springs, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC.
Most of the 1,900 people who work in the building were able to escape safely. Children were also rushed to safety from the company's daycare facility, including four cribs full of babies.
They were reunited with their frantic parents in a nearby McDonald's.
It is not yet clear what he wanted - but it is believed that he became enraged after Discovery rejected his ideas for a television show.