Friday, November 30, 2007

A Word With You Senator

A man with what appears to be a bomb strapped to his chest has taken hostages at a Hillary campaign office. The Wall Street Journal has an AP report.

ROCHESTER, N.H. -- A man who displayed what he said was a bomb was holding two hostages at Hillary Clinton's campaign office Friday afternoon, police said.

Authorities were sending a tactical bomb unit to assist local police, and the area was evacuated, said Maj. Michael Hambrook of New Hampshire State Police.

Mrs. Clinton was in Virginia Friday. She canceled her appearance at a Democratic National Committee meeting because of the situation.
That report is a little sketchy. What does the hostage taker want?
Hillary Project has details.
A young woman carrying an infant ran into a nearby store in tears, saying she had been in the campaign office when a man walked in, opened his coat and showed them a what looked like a bomb strapped to his chest with duct tape. She said the man let her and her child go.

There are reports from the scene that the hostage taker is demanding to speak with Senator Clinton.
This is really terrible for the hostages and can't be too good for Hillary either.

I just hope we are not entering an era of Middle Eastern politics in America. No one should take politics that seriously. Not even against Ms. Hillary.

Dandylion Salad provides this live video link.

Update: no live video is available as of now. Dandylion Salad has this report:
It was not immediately clear what was happening inside the office, and police have asked television stations to stop broadcasting live images of the offices so as not to interfere with their attempts to negotiate with the hostage-taker.
Update: Commenter LarryD informs me that Michelle Malkin has continuing updates and some info on the hostage taker.

1 comment:

LarryD said...

Michelle Malkin has been following this:

Update 3:54pm Eastern. ABC - Three total hostages released. Two adults and a baby. Suspect’s weapon described as a pipe bomb.

FNC identifying the suspect as Troy Stanley and describing him as a conspiracy theorizer. Mother reportedly negotiating to get him to surrender.