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The September 1st hostage crisis at Discovery Communications in Silver Spring should prompt all corporate facility managers to review emergency evacuation and continuity of operation plans — or, if they don’t have a plan, to make one.
James J. Lee entered the public lobby at the Discovery’s global headquarters waving a gun and carrying explosives. He took two employees and a security officer hostage for four hours when the incident ended without injury to innocent people.
Working closely with law enforcement, Discovery executed emergency plans flawlessly, employees were notified swiftly, and all of the people in the building were safely evacuated. Authorities praised Discovery for the way it handled the crisis and its evacuation plan, which was formally implemented in 2001 and is updated annually.
Discovery Communications Inc.
Vice President, Building Operations & Security