In the wake of the hostage incident on September 1 at Discovery Communications headquarters in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, County Executive Ike Leggett visited Silver Spring Fire Station #1 the next day, to thank the County’s public safety responders for their actions that helped resolve the situation with no loss of hostages and took follow up action to ensure that the building was safe for employees to re-enter the next day. The County Executive was joined by Police Chief J. Thomas Manger, Fire Chief Richard Bowers and Incident Commander Capt. Darryl McSwain.
Also on hand to express their appreciation to the first responders were 8th District Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy and from the County Council: President Nancy Floreen, Vice President and District 5 representative Valerie Ervin, and at-large member George Leventhal. Read County Executive's statement.