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Hostages Taken in Clinton NH Office

[UPDATE – The situation was resolved peacefully.]

News report here.  A man wearing explosives is holding 2 Clinton campaign workers hostage at the 28 Main St. office in Rochester.  Earlier he released another woman and her baby.  The situation is ongoing.  Let us hope for a peaceful conclusion to this very scary situation.

Live video report here.

Senator Clinton isn’t in NH today, but has reportedly canceled plans in VA today due to this ongoing situation.  The hostage taker is apparently asking to speak with her.

Earlier press release from Clinton Campaign.

There is an ongoing situation in our Rochester, NH office.  We are in close contact with state and local authorities and are acting at their direction.  We will release additional details as appropriate.

UPDATES below the fold.UPDATE 1: apparently 1 of the 2 hostages has been released.

UPDATE 2: a 2nd hostage has been released.  unclear whether there are others, but original assumption was that there were jsut two.  Hostage taker still inside.

UPDATE 3: not surprising to hear, the hostage taker is reportedly a mentally ill man.  he is locally known.  he is reported to have told his son this morning to watch the news today.  this appears to be an isolated incident.

UPDATE 4: continuing uncertainty by the press whether there are additional hostages being held. SWAT vehicle on the move.

UPDATE 5: police officers seem to be setting up some hoses or wires in front of the campaign office.  reporters not making any guesses as to what this could be for.  Assistant AG just arrived on scene.  Planned police press conference is overdue. –> wires are apparently for communication purposes.

UPDATE 6: state officials implying that there are still other hostages in the building.

UPDATE 7: putative step son reported that hostage taker is unemployed, been drinking for past 72 hrs, in middle of a divorce, and asked earlier today where he could buy roadside flares.  not a happy fellow.

UPDATE 8: Police press conference: this is still a hostage situation, although they will not confirm that hostage remain in the building.  they have a bomb squad deployed based on information received thus far.

For further UPDATES, please see comments.

Cross-posted at BMG.

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Hostages Taken in Clinton NH Office

[UPDATE – The situation was resolved peacefully.]

News report here.  A man wearing explosives is holding 2 Clinton campaign workers hostage at the 28 Main St. office in Rochester.  Earlier he released another woman and her baby.  The situation is ongoing.  Let us hope for a peaceful conclusion to this very scary situation.

Live video report here.

Senator Clinton isn’t in NH today, but has reportedly canceled plans in VA today due to this ongoing situation.  The hostage taker is apparently asking to speak with her.

Earlier press release from Clinton Campaign.

There is an ongoing situation in our Rochester, NH office.  We are in close contact with state and local authorities and are acting at their direction.  We will release additional details as appropriate.

UPDATES below the fold. (more…)

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