BREAKING: Hostage situation at Clinton campaign office

  1. Hostage situation at Clinton campaign office - Police say a man is holding one or more hostages at Hillary Clinton's campaign office in Rochester, N.H.. New Hampshire State Police say the man claims to have a bomb, and a tactical bomb unit has been sent to the scene.


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    I will post more when it updates........
     
  2. Watching it now. He immediatly released a woman with a small child, she went next door and had the people there call 911.

    They just said he (the man with an alledged bomb) has a message, but hasn't said yet what it is.
     
  3. crazy...
     
  4. http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/11/30/clinton.office/index.html

    Police: Hostages taken at Clinton campaign office
    (CNN)

    -- Two people are being held hostage by an armed man at Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign office in Rochester, New Hampshire, police said Friday.

    The man walked into the office at about 1 p.m., Maj. Michael Hambrook of the New Hampshire State Police told CNN affiliate WMUR-TV.

    Hambrook and Clinton campaign officials said two people were believed to be inside.
    Shortly before 2 p.m., police officers had taken positions across the street from the office, some kneeling behind police cruisers with guns drawn.

    A woman and her baby were released by the hostage-taker, the woman workers at a nearby business according to the WMUR Web site.

    A witness, Lettie Tzizik, told WMUR she spoke to a woman shortly after she was released from the office by the hostage-taker.

    "A young woman with a 6-month or 8-month-old infant came rushing into the store just in tears, and she said, 'You need to call 911. A man has just walked into the Clinton office, opened his coat and showed us a bomb strapped to his chest with duct tape,'" the Web site reported.

    Clinton, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, is in the Washington area.

    She was scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. at a Democratic National Committee event, but canceled the talk because of the situation, DNC Chairman Howard Dean said.
    "Unfortunately as some of you know, there is a hostage situation in New Hampshire involving a Clinton campaign staff person," Dean told those who had gathered for the event.

    "The details are sketchy at this time, but understandably Senator Clinton is now dealing with this very difficult problem and she is not going to be able to join us today. And we will keep them in our prayers and hope for a resolution to this situation in New Hampshire."

    The nearby campaign office for Sen. Barack Obama, also a Democratic candidate for president, was shut down as a precaution, WMUR said. The offices of former senator and Democratic candidate John Edwards remained open.

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    Emergency crews arrive at the office building in Rochester, New Hampshire, Friday.
     
  5. hmmm
     
  6. oh my god, I just heard about this any new updates?
     
  7. thanks for the post and letting us know whats going on...
     
  8. http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/11/30/clinton.office/index.html

    (CNN)
    -- Two people held hostage at Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign office in Rochester, New Hampshire, have been freed.
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    A woman is escorted away from the Clinton office after being released.

    Neither hostage was harmed, CNN affiliate WCVB reported on its Web site.
    It is not known who else is inside the office, WMUR, another affiliate, reported.
    A man walked into the office at about 1 p.m., Maj. Michael Hambrook of the New Hampshire State Police told CNN affiliate WMUR-TV.
    [​IMG] Watch police take up positions »

    Hambrook and Clinton campaign officials said two people were believed to be inside at the time.

    Shortly before 2 p.m., police officers were gathered across the street from the office, some kneeling behind police cruisers with guns drawn.
    [​IMG] See the location of the office »

    Witnesses described the man as in his 40s with salt-and-pepper hair, WMUR reported. It is believed he was still inside the Clinton office at 3:20 p.m.

    Other people were caught up at the start of the hostage situation.

    A woman with a baby was released by the hostage-taker early on, she told a witness, Lettie Tzizik, who spoke to WMUR.
    "A young woman with a 6-month or 8-month-old infant came rushing into the store just in tears, and she said, 'You need to call 911. A man has just walked into the Clinton office, opened his coat and showed us a bomb strapped to his chest with duct tape,' " the Web site reported.
    Bill Shaheen, chairman of Clinton's New Hampshire campaign, told WMUR the people held were volunteers.
    Clinton, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, is in the Washington area.
    She was scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. at a Democratic National Committee event, but canceled the talk because of the situation, DNC Chairman Howard Dean said. [​IMG] Watch Dean break the news »
    "Unfortunately as some of you know, there is a hostage situation in New Hampshire involving a Clinton campaign staff person," Dean told those who had gathered for the event.
    "The details are sketchy at this time, but understandably Sen. Clinton is now dealing with this very difficult problem and she is not going to be able to join us today. And we will keep them in our prayers and hope for a resolution to this situation in New Hampshire."

    Buildings close to the storefront campaign office on Main Street were evacuated, including local campaign centers for Clinton's Democratic presidential rivals, Sen. Barack Obama and former Sen. John Edwards.
    Cassandra Hamilton, who works in an office adjacent to the Clinton office, told WMUR: "I walked out and I immediately started running, and I saw that the road was blocked off. They told me run and keep going."
     
  9. Wow! That's scary.
     
  10. From the Boston Herald

    ‘Laxachusetts’: Where criminals get coddled
    By Michele McPhee

    Does it come as a surprise to anyone that Leeland Eisenberg - the disturbed man who allegedly strapped road flares to his chest and took five people hostage at Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters Friday in New Hampshire - is a convicted rapist released from a Massachusetts prison?

    Executive Office of Public Safety spokesman Terrill Walker told me Eisenberg walked out of MCI-Concord in March 2005 after serving his entire 10-to-20-year sentence.

    While Walker would not say what that sentence was for, Department of Correction sources said Eisenberg was a rapist who was let out and rearrested several times for petty crimes. That would make him the second Bay State con released under questionable circumstances to be nabbed for another heinous crime last month.

    Daniel Tavares, the butcher who hacked his own mother to death in 1991 and became a violent prisoner behind bars, is charged with executing a young newlywed couple in Washington state on Nov. 17, months after getting out of prison. Tavares was still facing two charges of assaulting prison guards, but was freed when Worcester Superior Court Judge Kathe Tuttman overturned a lower court’s bail and released him on personal recognizance.

    What about 26-year-old Dorchester ex-con Michael “Stix” Addison, who is now facing the death penalty for assassinating a Manchester, N.H., police officer with a single bullet to the head last year? The slain cop, Officer Michael Briggs, was allegedly killed by the Massachusetts ex-con who was 16 the first time he tried to kill someone, according to his long rap sheet.

    In that attack, he pointed a gun at a classmate and pulled the trigger - twice. The gun misfired. Then, a day after his 17th birthday in 1997, Addison knifed a basketball player in Roxbury. He was charged with assault and battery with intent to murder and armed assault and tried as a result.

    A judge sentenced him to a whopping three years, freeing Addison again in 2000. He violated his probation four months later, according to court records, but was never put back in prison. Briggs, one of Manchester’s Finest, paid the ultimate price for the lax attention paid to Addison’s violent rap sheet.

    Springfield police Officer David Askins was shot in March by a New York City fugitive who had been hiding from the law by settling in western Massachusetts after he jumped bail in New York on a slew of charges. Why wouldn’t the fugitive, Aaron Breevort, hide out here? Just weeks before Breevort shot Askins, he was arrested, but a brilliant judge released him on bail and told him to surrender in New York on his own honor, a law enforcement source told me.

    Sound familiar? Judge Tuttman gave similar instructions to Tavares before that savage fled the state and allegedly killed Brian and Beverly Mauck.

    Lucky for Officer Askins - and the rest of us here in Massachusetts -Breevort was on the losing end of his shootout with cops. He’s dead. The cop survived, and was awarded the law enforcement officer of the year award in Hamden County.

    Last month, weeks before a convicted rapist who was coddled here in Massachusetts created mayhem in Rochester, N.H., an editorial in the New Hampshire Union-Leader called us “Laxachusetts” because of a lack of penalties imposed on our state’s most violent blood-letters.

    Washington law enforcement officers are shaking their heads in pure astonishment at the Daniel Tavares debacle.

    And once again, the commonwealth is being held up as a symbol of national embarrassment when it comes to our record on crime.
     
  11. Just sick