The Associated Press | Sarah Brumfield | Police: Man holds hostages in Discovery buildingYikes. That's two blocks from Villa SB7.
Silver Spring, Md. — A man upset with the Discovery Channel's environmental programming took several people hostage at the company's headquarters Wednesday, officials said.
Police were negotiating with the gunman, who burst into the suburban Washington building about 1 p.m. wearing what seemed to be metallic canisters strapped to his front and back and waving a handgun.
This is the presumed motive:
Lee said he planned the protest because Discovery's programming had little to do with saving the planet.This is the weird part:
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. Police believe he has a handgun but have not confirmed that he has explosives, the official said.Interesting times.
A different official, who spoke on condition of anonymity for the same reason, said Lee previously protested outside the building.
According to a story in The Gazette, which covers Montgomery County, Lee was arrested there in 2008 after throwing thousands of dollars in the air outside the building.
[Edited to add — 4:45pm] Lee is not only an ecoterrorist, but a vile Malthusian antihumanist and xenophobe as well. Charming.
1. The Discovery Channel and it’s affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn’s “My Ishmael” [...] Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. [...]This is blissfully contradictory:
2. All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants [...] In those programs’ places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it. [...]
4. Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed. [...]
5. Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that. [...]
All human procreation and farming must cease! [...]
Humans are supposed to be inventive. INVENT, DAMN YOU!! [...]
9. Develop shows that will correct and dismantle the dangerous US world economy.Get it? Less economic activity, less production, but more employment and more construction.
11. You’re also going to find solutions for unemployment and housing.