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One man taken hostage at Discovery Channel


An armed man with a handgun has taken at least person hostage at the headquarters of Discovery Channel near Washington DC.

Police in Montgomery County have not confirmed the suspect’s identity and have declined to say whether he has any links with the Discovery Channel.

They believe he is carrying explosives, although there are no reports of any shots being fired.

Officers have blocked off surrounding streets, evacuated the building and asked those nearby to stay inside.

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