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    Just before 1 o’clock today a man in his forties walked into Hillary’s campaign office and demanded everyone to the floor.  He claimed he had a bomb strapped to his side.

    Local schools are in lockdown.  Other candidate offices have been evacuated…

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    parents can pick kids up at the schools.  

    At campaign office – armored vehicle is on site, but not planning to enter office.  The Clinton office is in a major downtown area.

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    CNN) — Two people are being held hostage by an armed man at Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign office in Rochester, New Hampshire, police said Friday.

    Emergency crews arrive at the office building in Rochester, New Hampshire, Friday.

    The man walked into the office at about 1 p.m., Maj. Michael Hambrook of the New Hampshire State Police told CNN affiliate WMUR-TV.

    Hambrook and Clinton campaign officials said two people were believed to be inside.

    Shortly before 2 p.m., police officers were gathered across the street from the office, some kneeling behind police cruisers with guns drawn.  Watch police take up positions »

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

    A woman and her baby were released by the hostage-taker, the woman told workers at a nearby business, according to the WMUR Web site.

    A witness, Lettie Tzizik, told WMUR 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,'” the Web site reported.

    Bill Shaheen, chairman of Clinton’s New Hampshire campaign, told WMUR that the people being held were volunteers.

    “Hopefully, they’re going to negotiate this so no one gets hurt,” Shaheen said.

    Clinton, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, is in the Washington area.

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    She was scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. at a Democratic National Committee event, but canceled the talk because of the situation, DNC Chairman Howard Dean said.  Watch Dean break the news »

    “Unfortunately as some of you know, there is a hostage situation in New Hampshire involving a Clinton campaign staff person,” Dean told those who had gathered for the event.

    “The details are sketchy at this time, but understandably Senator Clinton is now dealing with this very difficult problem and she is not going to be able to join us today. And we will keep them in our prayers and hope for a resolution to this situation in New Hampshire.”

    Buildings close to the storefront campaign office on Main Street were evacuated, including local campaign centers for Clinton’s Democratic presidential rivals, Sen. Barack Obama and former senator John Edwards.

    Cassandra Hamilton, who works in an office adjacent to the Clinton office, told WMUR: “I walked out and I immediately started running, and I saw that the road was blocked off. They told me run and keep going.” E-mail to a friend  

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  • geo999

    I read a comment by a wingnut that said FOX NEWS was endangering the public by giving away police tactics in the standoff.

    HOO HA!

  • wavemaker

    I haven’t the energy to examine the available news on this, but I am thinking about this “schools in lockdown” strategy.

    One man, one office in one building. How is it that this situation prompts a full-scale, town wide school lockdown? I am not doubting the prudence of it, I am asking for an examination of what the current condition of this country is that it would be deemed prudent in Rochester, New Hampshire.