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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.

Story developing...

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76.

Criss    

Who?

1510 days ago
77.

christine frazer    

good that guy was crazy

1510 days ago
78.

Andolini    

WHY does the media have to lie about **** like this..as early as 11am other news stations mentioned his nane,, but CNN were all well we don;t know who is involved...U dumb fu*ks...it was all over the media!!!

1510 days ago
79.

BlueC    

Parasites 1
Unspun liberal wing nut 0

1510 days ago
80.

BlueC    

Keep it up loony tunes. Everyone of you that implodes or that aborts their young brings us one step closer to sweet parasitic victory!

I'm sure Mr Lee will be happy now that he gets to sleep with his precious worms.

1510 days ago
81.

fondue    

This man is a hero. He was only trying to stop "Whale Wars" from airing on Discovery.

1510 days ago
82.

just me    

he has some very good points. he simply didnt put them across the right way.

PeacE

1510 days ago
83.

Ben    

"sarah palin bite me"


Oh she has you so scared lol I love how a WOMAN can get under your skin for 2 1/2 years even after everything you have thrown at her. All your comments have something about her. I just set her and laugh at how she bothers you so. And before you send back a "she don't bother me" you should read all your comments :) lol

1510 days ago
84.

Osiris Reborn    

Why does this story remind me of 12 monkeys?

HRmm..

1510 days ago
85.

Carvey    

Good riddance. I'm glad the lunatic is dead.

1510 days ago
86.

Dennis    

Well thats what he gets for doing what he did !!!!

1510 days ago
87.

MrMicrophone    

Best Headline of the Year Award goes to:

Gun-wielding Ecoterrorist Calls for Reduction in Human Population, Gets Wish!

1510 days ago
88.

anony    

This guy REALLY hated babies, didn't he?

I'm not saying I'm glad the police took him out but he would have ended up hurting a lot of other people.

How do these mentally ill people stay out of institutions?

1510 days ago
89.

lizardqueen27    

Funny, I kinda agree with the guy!

1510 days ago
90.

Tito    

Well, I hope he's happy now. I read his demands and he by far was a demonized fool. Wouldn't want to be where you are now, Lee.

1509 days ago
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