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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071130/ap_on_re_us/clinton_office_hostages Hostage crisis ends at Clinton office By BEVERLEY WANG, Associated Press Writer 10
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      Hostage crisis ends at Clinton office

      By BEVERLEY WANG, Associated Press Writer 10 minutes
      ago

      ROCHESTER, N.H. - A distraught man wearing what
      appeared to be a bomb walked into a Hillary Rodham
      Clinton campaign office Friday and demanded to speak
      to the candidate during a hostage drama that dragged
      on for nearly six hours before he peacefully
      surrendered.

      Shortly after releasing the last hostage, Leeland
      Eisenberg walked out of the storefront office, put
      down a homemade bomb-like package and was immediately
      surrounded by SWAT team with guns drawn.

      The suspect — clad in gray slacks, white dress shirt
      and a red tie — was put on the ground, handcuffed and
      taken two blocks to the police office in the back of a
      tactical response vehicle.

      The man walked into the office shortly before 1 p.m.
      and took several hostages, police and witnesses said.
      He let a woman with an infant go immediately and at
      least one other woman got out about two hours later.

      Seconds before he surrendered, shortly after 6 p.m.,
      the last hostage walked from the office. The woman
      then ran down the street toward the police roadblocks
      surrounding Clinton's office.

      Police said earlier no one had been injured, and that
      appeared to still be true at the end.
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