November 30, 2007

Breaking: Hostage Situation at Clinton Campaign HQ

Update 20:13Larwyn emailed at 5:30 that it was over. I dunno Rusty just told me to update to post. Something about In and Out Burger and Ann Coulter? I have no idea. But from what I hear, the nut surrendered. I'll see about a link, Howie.

I was going to link Ace, but he didn't care either. Gateway Pundit reports the man was named Leland and has video of his arrest here.

UPDATE 16:10: Flares, not pipe bomb or TNT. So, er, why don't they just go in and get this nutjob?

UPDATE 16:05: Suspect is Troy Stanley. [Update within an update: AllahP reports that may not be Troy Stanly]

UPDATE 15:35: Michelle Malkin, following the story closely, reports that 2 hostages release, but 2 more inside.

UPDATE 15:11: Fox News:

Clinton has canceled her speech that was scheduled for Friday afternoon at the Democratic National Committee fall meeting later Friday in Northern Virginia, party chair Howard Dean announced Friday afternoon.

Clinton was said to be monitoring the situation from her Washington, D.C., home. ...

The hostages are campaign staffers, sharpshooters have been positioned near the building, and negotiators are also being sent. A bomb squad unit also is on the scene.

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Two Clinton campaign workers held hostage in Rochester. WMUR:
An armed man has taken two campaign workers hostage at the Hillary Clinton campaign office in Rochester, police said....

"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,'" witness Lettie Tzizik said....

The assailant is being described as in his 40s with salt-and-pepper hair.

Developing....

H/T: Larwyn

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:04 PM | Comments |