James Jay Lee, Save the Planet, Discovery Channel Gunman Dead
The Man Who Has Taken a Hostage in the Discovery Channel Building Has Been Identified as James Lee - He is Now Deceased
James Jay Lee, who runs an organization called Save the Planet Protest, has a history of protesting the building and has been arrested in the past for doing so. He has claimed that the channel's programs actually causes harm to the government. When he was arrested he listed a homeless shelter in Silver Spring as his address.
He recently published these demands (PDF) on his website saying the the Discovery Channel must take the steps he outlined in order to save the planet. He also sent them to the organization via an e-mail. In the manifesto he states that the 'world does not need humans' and makes demands such as stopping 'ALL immigration pollution'.
Perez Hilton reports that Lee's brother-in-law described Lee as 'unstable' and 'prone to anger against those who love him'.
He is reported to have spent thousands of dollars protesting around the Discovery Channel Building.
His website is having trouble loading at the present time.
The picture below is being tweeted widely as being a photo of James Lee, but it could be a photo of a police officer.
A photo of James Lee protesting in 2008 outside the Discovery Channel Building: