Breaking News: Hostages Taken At Clinton Campaign Office in NH

Breaking News: There’s a hostage situation at a Clinton campaign office in New Hampshire, as a man claiming to have a bomb has taken two campaign staff members hostage.


MSNBC has reported that, “WNBC-TV in New York quoted an unidentified law enforcement source as saying the man wanted to speak with Clinton.” The hostage situation began happened at about 1 p.m. Friday at 28 Main St. in Rochester, NH.

The man had what appeared to be a bomb strapped to himself inside the Democrat’s office, according to Bill Shaheen, a top state campaign official.

A witness said that she spoke to a woman shortly after she was released from the office by the hostage-taker.

“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.

Witnesses described the man as in his 40s with salt-and-pepper hair.

Hillary Clinton was in Washington, D.C. at the time the incident began. She has canceled a speaking engagement at the DNC winter meeting and is reported to be meeting with staffers.

Rochester, NH boasts a population of about 28,500 and it’s about 70 miles north of Boston, MA.. It’s a sleepy little community in in central, southern New Hampsire. I actually have family living in Rochester.   


Police are reported to have “surrounded the building, evacuated the immediate area and placed other buildings, including a nearby school, under lockdown.”

There are sharpshooters on the roof, and police are negotiating with someone in the building,” another witness told WMUR-TV. “There are fire trucks behind the Hillary Clinton office.”


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Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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