NEW YORK--UPDATE-With the hostage crisis in her New Hampshire office resolved, Sen. Hilllary Rodham Clinton holds a press availability in Portsmouth, NH Friday night at 9:15 Chicago time.
There is a hostage situation involving a bomb threat at the Hillary Rodham Clinton headquarters on Main St. in Rochester, NH.--and staffers in the Barack Obama's office a few doors down have been evacuated, the Obama campaign said. A man walked into the Clinton office claiming to have a bomb strapped on his chest. MSNBC is reporting he wants to speak to Clinton.
The Clinton campaign released a brief statement: "There is an ongoing situation in our Rochester, NH office. We are in close contact with state and local authorities and are acting at their direction. We will release additional details as appropriate."
The Manchester, NH Union Leader is updating. LINK
The paper is reporting: In an interview with WMUR, Lettie Tzizik, an employee of a nearby medical supply company, said a woman who had been released with her small child by the intruder fled to her nearby worksite to seek help. The woman said a man with pepper-and-salt hair in his 40s with what appeared to be a bomb duct-taped to his chest had entered the office and ordered everyone onto the floor
Clinton is in Des Moines. Obama, who started Friday in Manhattan, traveled to suburban Washington on Friday to appear before a meeting of the Democratic National Committee.