Where Is The Discovery Channel Building?

September 1, 2010

Many are wondering, where is the Discovery Channel building located? The headquarters is based in Silver Spring, Maryland where the unfortunate hostage situation took place today. Read more about the story plus see more photos of the building and video below.

Discovery Channel Building

It has now been confirmed that the gunman, James Jay Lee, was shot and is now in custody. There is no word on his condition, although several news outlets are now reporting that he is dead. He was holding three people hostage and all are said to be safe and uninjured.

The hostage situation took place at Discovery Channel’s World Headquarters, One Discovery Place in Silver Spring, Maryland. The building is located downtown. Several streets surrounding the area were closed of course, which has affected public transportation.

Who is this gunman that walked into the Discovery Channel building armed with a gun and explosives? A total nut case if you ask me, but you can read more about him here.

Lee was arrested during a 2008 protest at the Discovery Channel building.

A former employee at the building spoke to MSNBC and spoke of how he and co-workers saw the gunman during the protest. Nathaniel Harrington recalled:

“He was seen as something of a joke. I hate to say it, but at the time we kind of half-joked about it because he could come back shooting. Nobody took it very seriously. As soon as I heard the news Wednesday, I knew it’s got to be Lee.”

One witness could see the whole thing play out as she watched from her office window in a neighboring building.

“The Discovery building has thousands of people working for it. Those people are the reason Silver Spring has a downtown area. What affects them affects the majority of people who live in Silver Spring.”

What an incredibly terrifying situation to be in if you work in the building. Luckily, no one inside was injured. It could have turned out much much worse. You can see more photos and video of the Discovery Channel building located in Silver Spring, Maryland below.

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9 Responses to “Where Is The Discovery Channel Building?”

  1. 1
    Jason Says:

    One riot One ranger One bullet
    Best outcome possible here. Glad to see hostages safe.

  2. 2
    Danity Says:

    He is a done deal!

  3. 3
    Miva Says:

    how scary, that must have been

  4. 4
    Miriam Says:

    OMG! this story is all over the news, worldwide seriously

  5. 5
    Stacy Says:

    I hate to see crazies like this, and I am glad it is over and the hostages are safe!

  6. 6
    Joan Says:

    Man what a waste of life. If anything get angry at Fox News Channel!

  7. 7
    Rachelle Says:

    People are crazy

  8. 8
    Jen Says:

    so sad and scary. wtf is wrong with people!

  9. 9
    Miriam Says:

    There are so many people like this one, just look at your country’s news, we only see tragedies