Man who took hostages at Clinton campaign office in 2007 arrested again

A New Hampshire man who took people hostage at a Hillary Clinton campaign office almost 10 years ago was arrested again on Tuesday.

Police said Leland Eisenberg, 55, was unarmed when he robbed a Citizen’s Bank branch in Manchester but did pass a note to the teller. The note read: “No alarms, no dye packs, I have a gun. I will shoot you and others if you put a dye pack in – fill the bag with cash now.” Eisenberg allegedly got away with less than $1,000 in cash.

Police said they recognized Eisenberg and he was arrested a few hours later at Valley Cemetery. He was arraigned remotely from the hospital. Police said he also had 6.5 grams of crack cocaine on him.

Back in 2007, Eisenberg strapped road flares around his waist and briefly took five people hostage at a Hillary Clinton campaign office in Rochester, New Hampshire. Eisenberg allegedly claimed the road flares were bombs. After a six-hour standoff, he gave himself up to police.

Eisenberg is being held on $25,000 cash bail.

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