Reports are that he has a bomb, or at least claims to have a bomb, strapped to his chest:
Two people are being held hostage by an armed man at Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign office in Rochester, New Hampshire, police said Friday.
Emergency crews arrive at the office building in Rochester, New Hampshire, Friday.
The man walked into the office at about 1 p.m., Maj. Michael Hambrook of the New Hampshire State Police told CNN affiliate WMUR-TV.
Hambrook and Clinton campaign officials said two people were believed to be inside.
Hillary was not at the office and is not a hostage. Ed Morrisey:
At one time, one could have written these kinds of people off as impotent lunatics, but the world has changed. It’s still likely the work of a lunatic, but the kind of lunacy involved makes the difference between a hoaxer and a real bomber. For the sake of all involved, let’s hope it’s the former and not the latter.
This event is going to have profound implications regardless of the outcome. However, the primary concern at this time is the status of the hostages.
Final update – It’s over Lee Eisenberg has surrendered. Thankfully, this one ended well.
4:00 PM – Apparently the man who started this is fairly well known in the town. Locals are apparently familiar with his mental issues.
3:42 PM – The hostages have been released. The suspect is still inside Clinton’s campaign office. Authorities are trying to confirm the number of folks in the building.
2:35 PM – WHDH has live video.
2:30 PM – Initial demands include a conversation with Hillary.