Oh dear! An ongoing hostage situation at the Discovery Channel Headquarters — One Discovery Place — in Silver Spring, Maryland has the Washington suburbs on high-alert this hazy Hump Day.

On Wednesday afternoon, an armed Asian male entered the Discovery Channel’s corporate offices and barricaded himself inside with what is believed to be a hostage. Police received a call at approximately 1 PM, alerting them of the man with a gun and possible explosives. Police are on the scene and have shut down several roads in the area. All employees at One Discovery Place have been alerted to the incident and are seeking shelter or have been evacuated from the building.

A person inside the building told The Associated Press says the man had something strapped to his chest and has hostages. The person refused to be identified, saying people inside have been told not to speak to the media.

CLICK HERE To Read The Gunman’s Purported “Ransom” Letter….

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