The Discovery Channel gunman identified as 43-year-old James Jay Lee has been shot and killed by police snipers, RadarOnline.com has learned.
A spokesperson for the Montgomery County Police Department confirms that Lee is now deceased.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Lee stormed the Discovery Channel Headquarters in Maryland armed with a gun and with explosives reportedly strapped to his body. Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger held a press conference shortly after confirming Lee’s death and detailing what happened inside the Discovery Channel headquarters building.
According to Manger, Lee entered the building at approximately 1pm EST with two boxes and two backpacks, possibly containing explosives and was armed with a handgun. He immediately took three men hostage; one was a security guard.
After nearly four hours, police snipers shot Lee and the three hostages were safely removed from the building.
Police continue to scour the building for possible explosive devices.