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Posted by Paige Bresky --email

SILVER SPRING, MD (AP) ---  Police in a Washington, D.C., suburb say a gunman has taken at least one person hostage at the headquarters of Discovery Channel networks.

Capt. Paul Starks says the suspect has what he called "concerns" with the Discovery Corp., but he would not say if the man works there now or worked there in the past. He would not say whether anybody has been hurt.

Montgomery County fire department spokesman Capt. Oscar Garcia says three bomb technicians responded to the scene in Silver Spring, Md., and several more are on their way.

Garcia says the initial report was of a suspicious package that was possibly explosive. He says nobody has been injured.

Some employees have left the building.

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