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Man who took hostages at Hillary Clinton’s campaign office escapes custody

Gary Cameron | Reuters
Gary Cameron | Reuters
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the State Department in Washington on the deaths of U.S. embassy staff in Benghazi on Sept. 12, 2012.
By Reuters
Updated:

A man who took several hostages in 2007 at a New Hampshire presidential campaign office for then-U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton was reported missing Sunday from a halfway house, authorities said.

Leeland Eisenberg, 52, has been serving a 3 1/2- to 7-year sentence for the incident in Rochester, N.H., in which he claimed to be wearing a bomb that turned out to be road flares.

Eisenberg was not in his room at the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit, a halfway house in Manchester, when a regular headcount was taken, the New Hampshire Department of Corrections said in a statement.

Eisenberg is eligible for parole in August and his maximum release date is February 2017, the department said.


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