Grim news out of Silver Spring, Maryland: an armed man has taken at least one hostage at Discovery Networks Headquarters (pictured here in sharkier days). According to police, a caller from the building reported a man with a gun and possible explosives, leading to an evacuation of the building. CNN has more on the developing story:
Authorities sent a SWAT team and other resources, said Cpl. Dan Friz of the Montgomery County police. He is in the lobby area, Friz said. Authorities were trying to get in touch with him.
It appears the man has some kind of explosive device, Friz said. Fire marshals with explosives experience were assisting.
A witness, Lisa Lucas, told CNN affiliate WJLA that she and others outside of the building heard at least one gunshot from One Discovery Place. Friz said that to the best of his knowledge no shots had been fired by police.
A daycare inside One Discovery Place was successfully evacuated, and the children were moved to a McDonald’s, authorities said.
A McDonald’s?!? No! That’s terrible for children’s health!
In all seriousness, I hope that no one gets hurt during this terrible scenario. And if someone does get hurt, may it be the people responsible for TLC’s programming.
I want more like this!
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