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E-mails sent to Discovery employees

Text of e-mails sent to Discovery employees on Wednesday afternoon, provided by a company employee.

01:21PM
URGENT: Employees at One Discovery Place Proceed to a Locked Office IMMEDIATELY
We have reason to believe there is an armed gunman at One Discovery Place. All employees should seek protection in a locked office on their respective floors immediately.

01:52PM
URGENT UPDATE: EVACUATE 1DP Using Stairwell 7 on Colesville Wing
We are beginning to evacuate One Discovery Place. All employees should evacuate the building using Stairwell 7 on the Colesville side of the building immediately. No employee should return to 1DP until further notice.

02:22PM
URGENT: Employees Should Go Home - Don't Return to 1DP Until Further Notice
Employees at 1DP should go home for the remainder of the day. No employee should return to 1DP for any reason. Employees with cars at 1DP should not return to the office, but instead use an alternate mode of transportation.

The children from Discovery Kids Place are safe and with their teachers at the McDonald's at the intersection of Colesville and Second Aves. Parents should meet their children there and go home for the remainder of the day.

02:44PM
UPDATE: DKP Kids Moved to Second & Fiddler; Employees to Direct Press Inqueries to Corporate Communications
The DKP children have been moved from McDonald's to 1203 Fiddler. Parents or an adult with authority on file with DKP to retrieve the child should meet their children there. Parking is available at the parking garage located at the intersection of Cameron and Second (near the Tastee Diner).

Please be aware: All media requests should be directed to Michelle Russo (office: 240-XXX-XXXX or cell: 240-XXX-XXXX) or Tammy Shea (office: 240.XXX-XXXX) in Corporate Communications.

03:19PM
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: All Press Inqieries Must be Directed to Corporate Communications
With regard to today's emergency situation, all employee should be compliant with Discovery's Corporate Communications Policy. Employees should not be involved in press interviews of any kind.
All press requests must be directed to Michelle Russo (office: 240.662.2901or cell: 240-XXX-XXXX) or Tammy Shea (office: 240.XXX.XXXX) in Corporate Communications.

By Washington Post Editors  |  September 1, 2010; 4:20 PM ET
Categories:  Montgomery , Updates  
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