Format: Case Study
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
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.
Join Karen Kiley, Vice President of Building Operations & Security at Discovery, for a discussion about the plans the company executed on September 1st, including lessons learned and new tasks added to enhance emergency plans.
Discovery Communications Inc.
Vice President, Building Operations & Security