Breaking News - Hostages taken at Clinton HQ in NH
Hostages taken at Hillary Clinton HQ in Rochester, NH. Details are sketchy but initial reports indicate a middle aged man with a bomb strapped to his chest is demanding to talk to Hillary. Local TV station WMUR is streaming live from the scene.
Cernig has more links and reports the Freepers are cheering.
Update: I've been watching the live stream for an hour. The finally held the press conference. The police captain said essentially nothing. My guess is either they don't know if there's any more hostages in the building, or they think they may be. They won't confirm. I get the impression that there may possibly be volunteers unaccounted for. Fox News has already fingered a suspect. I wouldn't trust that necessarily, but the googlers are ferreting out details of about this person.
I've cruised a few blogs. Someone said that the named suspect has a record of disorderly conduct. WMUR aired an interview with a
Meanwhile, the place is crawling with cops, press and local gawkers. It's looks like it's not going to be resolved soon. WMUR is speculating that the police are currently in communication with the suspect. At the moment, the only thing new is that it's getting very dark in Rochester.
As it's the end of the work day I'm signing off and leave you to follow the story on your own.
Update two: Just clicked into the live stream again. It appears as I suspected that Fox ID'ed the wrong person. The local website, Fosters Daily Democrat has identified a different person. It also appears that my hunch was right and there were more hostages. One other person seems to have been released.
WMUR just aired an interview with another volunteer who has been in cell phone contact with the hostages. Everybody is okay and the suspect seems to be treated them well and assures them he doesn't want to hurt them. It appears there's one young man still being held.
Meanwhile, Malkin already published the name and address information for the wrongly identified suspect and a list of prior charges against him. How completely irresponsible.
Update three: It's over. No one appears to have been hurt, including the suspect. I just saw the guy get arrested. The local PD did a good job. Remarkably, the cops were able to take him into custody without roughing him up or tasering him. It was very orderly. A refreshing change from the stream of reports lately about cops tasering people in wheelchairs and pregnant women.