ROCHESTER, N.H. – A man has taken people hostage at a New Hampshire campaign office for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, police said Friday.
The man claimed to have bomb strapped to him when he walked into the office in Rochester, WHDH-TV reported.
WMUR-TV quoted a woman, Lettie Tzizik, saying she spoke to someone who said she had just been released by the man.
“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,'” Tzikik said, recalling the moment.
Police have surrounded the building, evacuated the immediate area and placed other buildings, including a nearby school, in lockdown.
Clinton, who was scheduled to campaign in Virginia on Friday, was not present at the office on Rochester’s Main Street.
WMUR has live coverage of this developing story. Let’s hope it ends peacefully.
Update I: Bryan at Hot Air is tracking the latest developments.