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Discovery Channel

Hostage Taker Dead

9/1/2010 6:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

James Jay Lee -- the gunman who took hostages today at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Maryland -- has died after being shot by police.

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According to police, Lee unsuccessfully spoke with several negotiators during the standoff.

Cops say tactical officers managed to get close to Lee ... and saw him point a handgun at one of the hostages. That's when officers decided to open fire  ... killing Lee.

Law enforcement claims Lee made several demands that "mirrored" the demands he had made on his radical website.

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American Execuitve Security     

Well all major companies should start worrying about their employees and beef up the security. americanexecutivesecurity.com

1452 days ago
17.

CrisDizzle    

Too bad Lee is going to missed Shark Week next week on Discovery! =P

1452 days ago
18.

sarah palin bite me    

so.....he takes hostages and dies......YET.....sarah palin takes all of america Hostage (financially) when she stole billions from everyone's wallet for her failed bridge to nowhere........there's no justice.

1452 days ago
19.

Las Vegas Greg    

How come the TV news is not calling him a LEFT-WING whacko?

If this guy was politically on the other side - they would label him immediaitely as RIGHT-WING.

Fact is, more tree hugging friends of AlGore need to be put down.

1452 days ago
20.

haha    

Ron, do you really think this guy was an environmentalist? Did you even read his manifesto? The guy wasn't a "liberal" or a "conservative" or an "environmentalist" he was a "whack job"

1452 days ago
21.

haha    

In case you missed that part:

5. Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution
and the anchor baby filth that follows that. Find solutions to stopping it. Call for people in the world to
develop solutions to stop it completely and permanently. Find solutions FOR these countries so they
stop sending their breeding populations to the US and the world to seek jobs and therefore breed more
unwanted pollution babies. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH
AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH! (The first world is feeding the
population growth of the Third World and those human families are going to where the food is! They
must stop procreating new humans looking for nonexistant jobs!)

1452 days ago
22.

jen    

Hopefully he died seeing all the police & media vehicles burning fossil fuels to cover his little stunt.

1452 days ago
23.

Trey    

BOOM HEADSHOT

1452 days ago
24.

bring back recent posts    

WHHHHHHYYYYY is this on celeb website???????????????

1452 days ago
25.

tamara    

OK, I realize he's crazy, but his manifesto has some good points. I like "pollution babies". This poor guy must have been totally tormented by Octomom!

1452 days ago
26.

Lyndsay    

So they're saying there was no way they could ahve ended this by shooting him in the shoulder??? What BS.

1452 days ago
27.

lawlawl    

i love humanitarianism vs the environmentalists. fight to the death, this is how it should be folks

oh **** tmz i hate those losers who are on tv. i want them dead like james lee.

1452 days ago
28.

Bob    

This guy kinda had a point.

1452 days ago
29.

Louis    

GOOD!!. Glad they got the bastard!

1452 days ago
30.

Danny    

Wow reminds me as the VT guy killing azn serves you right trying to make a fking scene well oyu failed.

1452 days ago
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