James Lee, an "environmental" terrorist, has taken hostages at the Discovery Channel's headquarters outside of Washington, D.C., and is making demands on the cable network.
Lee entered the offices in Silver Springs, Maryland, waving a handgun and carrying multiple metal canisters believed to be explosives. After entering on the first floor, he took at least one hostage, but is believed to have more than one at this time. The building and surrounding area have been evacuated and there are no reports of any deaths or injuries at this time.
James Lee has been a vocal protester of the Discovery Channel and what he calls their hypocrisy on environmental issues. Of course he's a rambling, crazy gunman, so he has a manifesto where he makes programming demands of the channel and takes on parents, or "breeders." We're assuming he's referring to TLC's programming, a division of Discovery, where Jon & Kate Plus 8, 19 and Counting, and the upcoming Sextuplets Take New York air.
An angry manifesto posted on a website called SaveThePlanetProtest.com repeatedly refers to humans as "filth" and demands that the Discovery Channel "stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants."
"Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is," the 1,149-word statement says.
"Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture," it continues.
Lee also blasts immigration, farming, weapons of mass destruction, automotive pollution, "and the whole blasted human economy."
There is a daycare adjacent to the room where Lee is holding hostages; thankfully all of the children were evacuated safely.
Lee has protested outside of the Discovery Channel building before. Currently the police are negotiating with this man and we're all hoping for a peaceful resolution.
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