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

By Reuters
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Gary Cameron | Reuters | BDN
Gary Cameron | Reuters | BDN
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.

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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