Leeland Eisenberg

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Hostage-Taker at Clinton Office Caught After Escape

Leeland Eisenberg had walked away from halfway house

(Newser) - The New Hampshire man who held six people hostage during a standoff at a Hillary Clinton campaign office in 2007 was captured today after walking away from a halfway house, the AP reports. Police found Leeland Eisenberg, 52, at a resource center looking over job applications. Officers took him to... More »

Clinton Hostage Suspect Very, Very, Very Sorry

Deeply self-critical open letter says he'll 'never forgive myself'

(Newser) - The "crazy man with the bomb" charged with holding hostage workers at Hillary Clinton's New Hampshire headquarters released a passionately worded apology, reports the AP. A keenly remorseful Leeland Eisenberg wrote that "I want to fully and sincerely acknowledge the fear, pains, and lasting effects my senseless actions... More »

Hostage Drama Suspect a Rapist

Man accused of holding six at Clinton campaign office

(Newser) - The man accused of holding six people hostage at a Hillary Clinton campaign office in New Hampshire is a twice-convicted rapist with an extensive criminal record, the Boston Globe reports. Leeland Eisenberg, 46, taped road flares to his chest and burst into Clinton's Rochester campaign office Friday. His attorney said... More »

Hillary Hostage Suspect Claims Priest Abuse

Long-troubled man faced divorce, domestic violence charges

(Newser) - Leeland Eisenberg's problems began long before he seized five hostages yesterday in a New Hampshire campaign office of Hillary Clinton. In 2002, Eisenberg filed a lawsuit charging that a Catholic priest had sexually abused him when he was 21 years old, homeless, and emotionally vulnerable, ABC News reports. The accused... More »

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