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Discovery Suspect Shot By Police, In Custody. All Hostages Safe.

5:02 PM, Sep 1, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Great breaking news from Silver Spring, MD, where a several-hour stand-off with a gunman holding hostages has ended with the hostages safe and the gunman shot and in custody.

Discovery Suspect Shot By Police, In Custody. All Hostages Safe.

He was wearing an explosive of some kind on his chest, but the chief of police said it smoked instead of exploding. Police are sweeping the building for other suspicious packages or dangers.

The chief of police didn't know what James Jay Lee's condition was nor what convinced police to take a shot instead of continuing negotiations. It had been reported by several outlets that the bomb had a dead-man's switch, which would cause it to explode if the shooter were killed and let go of the switch.

Update: The suspect is dead, according to police.

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