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Video: 2007 Hillary office hostage-taker escapes … from minimum security; Update: Recaptured

posted at 9:41 am on April 8, 2013 by

Remember this story? Leland Eisenberg held a Hillary Clinton campaign office hostage in November 2007 by claiming he had a bomb. Today’s he’s a free man, thanks to a decision to put a disturbed felon in a minimum security prison, as CBS reports:

Update: He hasn’t gotten much brighter in the last six years:

Authorities say Leeland Eisenberg, the man who took hostages at a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign office in 2007, was apprehended less than 24 hours after walking away from a minimum-security correctional facility.

Eisenberg was arrested on an escape charge without incident about 8:30 a.m. Monday in Manchester. He was found in the lobby of a community center.

Eisenberg, 52, was expected to be arraigned in court later Monday and brought back to the state prison in Concord. The escape charge is a felony punishable by 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison, Department of Corrections spokesman Jeff Lyons said.

Eisenberg was missing from his room during a head count Sunday afternoon at the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester.

He was sentenced in 2010 to 3 1/2 to 7 years for probation violations. He would have been eligible for parole in August.

Looks like he wasn’t ready to “transition” yet.

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Ain’t payback a b—-?

Maddie on April 8, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Hey… wasn’t that guy a deranged Tea-Partyer????

Oh, wait… he was a Democrat who wanted free healthcare. My bad…

Glenn Jericho on April 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM

May he haunt their nightmares.

MelonCollie on April 8, 2013 at 11:12 AM

That was fast.

thebrokenrattle on April 8, 2013 at 11:37 AM

That was fast.

thebrokenrattle on April 8, 2013 at 11:37 AM

They followed the trail of bread crumbs he left.

GWB on April 8, 2013 at 2:01 PM