Hostage Taker in Custody

Police arrest man who holed up in Clinton office in NH
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2007 5:26 PM CST
Police work after a man claiming to have a bomb walked into a Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign office Friday and initially took at least four hostages, police and witnesses said, Friday, Nov. 30, 2007....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The hostage situation at Hillary Clinton's Rochester, NH, campaign office ended peacefully after six hours this evening when a local man identified as Leeland Eisenberg surrendered to police. The final hostage left the building moments before the hostage-taker, who knelt on the ground and was handcuffed and bundled into a police car, the Boston Herald reports

About 45 minutes before Eisenberg and his wife were scheduled for a domestic violence hearing, he entered the office and claimed to have a bomb strapped to his chest. He also called CNN and said he had been unable to get help for his mental problems. A nearby restaurant owner said Eisenberg's son told him his dad "had been drinking for 48 hours and had road flares strapped to him." (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)