Sep 2, 2010 / 15:33 pm
James J. Lee, the alleged gunman who took hostages at the Discovery Communications building, also published demands for an end to programs which encourage the birth of “parasitic human infants.” A pro-life group which believes Lee started an argument at one of their protests said his “utter disdain for human beings” is at the core of the mindset pro-lifers oppose.
On Wednesday the 43-year-old Lee held three men hostage at the Silver Spring, Maryland headquarters of Discovery Communications, which runs cable channels such as the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC.
Lee had a handgun and a live bomb strapped to him. Police shot and killed him after a standoff. No one else was injured.
The Washington Post reports that police have not publicly named Lee, but several local and federal law enforcement sources identified him as the gunman.