Shortly before 2 p.m., police officers had taken positions across the street from the office, some kneeling behind police cruisers with guns drawn.
A woman and her baby were released by the hostage-taker, the woman told workers at a nearby business, according to the WMUR Web site.
A witness, Lettie Tzizik, told WMUR she spoke to a woman shortly after she was released from the office by the hostage-taker.
“A young woman with a 6-month or 8-month-old infant came rushing into the store just in tears, and she said, ‘You need to call 911. A man has just walked into the Clinton office, opened his coat and showed us a bomb strapped to his chest with duct tape,'” the Web site reported.
Updated since the standoff has ended peacefully.
I hate to be cynical – but with the Clinton’s – I have to wonder how this ‘event’ today (which ended without any harm to anyone – thankfully) will be spun.
With her failings last week in the polls and the media attention on the lies of William The Impeached about his “opposition” to the war in Iraq – I have to wonder how they are going to massage this story for the benefit of the election campaign. Some of us recall how, right after the Oklahoma City Bombing the Clinton’s and their machine went into overdrive to blame the attack on “Right Wing Hate radio’ – specifically Limbaugh and other Conservative hosts for “creating terrorists” opposed to government. Will this mental nutcase today end up being labeled a product of dangerous “right wing extremists”, and generate sympathy for a ‘victim’ candidate – or whether the discussion will move towards how “Bush’s war in Iraq” has left mental health treatments underfunded.
I am positive however, that the incident will become a political tool in her quest for the throne.