Hostage crisis ends at Clinton office
By BEVERLEY WANG, Associated Press Writer 10 minutes
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
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.