Clinton's Iowa Offices Close Due to New Hampshire Standoff

By Steve Nicoles, Reporter

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DES MOINES – All of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s Iowa campaign offices were closed on Friday afternoon. The decision came after a there was a hostage situation at an office in Rochester, New Hampshire.

The standoff lasted five-hours, with no apparent injuries.

Police have arrested Leeland Eisenberg, who is suspected of taking hostages at the Rochester office. He peacefully surrendered shortly after 5 p.m. Central time.

Authorities say the drama began when a distraught man wearing what appeared to be a bomb walked into the office and demanded to speak to the Democratic presidential candidate.

Shortly after releasing the last of at least four hostages, Eisenberg walked out of the storefront office this evening and was immediately surrounded by SWAT team with guns drawn.

Clinton and her husband have canceled all their appearances and security around the former first lady has been tightened.

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