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US Discovery hostage drama ends in Maryland

A gunman who took three hostages at the Discovery Communications headquarters in the US has been shot dead by police and his captives set free.

The gunman, named by US media as James Lee, had metallic canisters strapped to his chest and a handgun when he entered the building near Washington DC.

Police said they had opened fire because they thought he was about to detonate his explosives.

Police Chief Thomas Manger told a news conference that there were, "other suspected devices in the building that have not been rendered safe yet".

  • 01 Sep 2010
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