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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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31.

vindog    

This is all a big ploy so LL and SR can end up in jail together and be each others prison bitches. I'm just saying...
The uality of prison miff must have been to stinky for LL's taste's, no pun intened. OK maybe a little. LOL

1450 days ago
32.

my2cents    

good riddance! one less whack job in the world.

1450 days ago
33.

dd    

Good riddance, I saw them wheeling babies out of that building they must have had a daycare there.....

1450 days ago
34.

who dat    

I'm satisfied SWAT shot the gunman. I was tired of listening to that effn beep beep beep. The alert for visually impaired at street crossings. Note to news agencies: next time set up your live feeds so the audience doesn't have to listen to that shi* constantly.

1450 days ago
35.

ANT    

well he wanted les people on the earth *BOOM* 1 less after this wacko

1450 days ago
36.

fred    

Another eco terrorist bites the dust. Expect more of these idiots as the green-ies lose the argument.

1450 days ago
37.

Tara    

Are you sure that wasn't Jon Gosselin attacking TLC/Discovery for filming his kids again.

1450 days ago
38.

merlin    

Glad they shot him. He had explosives and a gun: at that point in the game they CAN shoot first and ask questions later! And it doesn't matter if he was left or right wing...he was a KOOK period. And why the Palin comments? Any excuse to bring her up! Love it!

1450 days ago
39.

Remmy    

The wack jobs are always liberals.

1450 days ago
40.

Mike    

I LOVE the irony...he says children are pollution and the world needs to rid itself of more people. Then he gets killed...HA HA HA HA LMAO LMAO too funny. Yes Mr. Psycho Lee I agree the world does need less losers like you and apparently the SWAT team agreed also. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA This is classic this guy’s whole life is now a punchline…..HA HA HA HA HA HA I love it…..He said less people on the planet will be an improvement……soooo true……. goodbye thanks for being born and living all those years of nothing and waste Mr. Lee, just so I could laugh today…what a guy.

1450 days ago
41.

Pete    

Good he armed himself and threatened unarmed civilians, he deserved to be killed no question about it.

1450 days ago
42.

whocares    

YEP!! GOOD !! SAVE TAXPAYER'S MONIE'S DEFENDING ANOTHER NUT CASE !! ADIEU !! DON'T LET SATAN'S DOOR HIT UR ASS ON UR WAY IN !!

1450 days ago
43.

whocares    

# 5..DON'T THINK SHE BITE'S S..T

1450 days ago
44.

rakkon    

He was obviously very screwed up, but he does make valid points at least in the fact that we have to change what we're doing to the environment. And seriously.. he did not need to die. That's an awful thing to say. He needed help way before this point, but he was let down by the system who let him get out of going to an institution and instead gave him 2 years probation. Their fault this happened!

1450 days ago
45.

Bob    

Another one bites the dust. What a nutcase!

1450 days ago
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