Leeland Eisenberg, 52 Year Old New Hampshire Man Who Took Hostages at One of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Offices 6 Years Ago Missing his Manchester Halfway House Sunday
According to the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Leeland Eisenberg, the 52 year old New Hampshire man who took hostages at one of Hillary Clinton’s campaign offices 6 years ago is missing from his half way house. Leeland Eisenberg was discovered missing during a head count Sunday afternoon at the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester, NH. In 2007, Eisenberg entered Hillary Clinton’s campaign office in Rochester, NH, with road flares strapped to his chest claiming he had a bomb. Eisenberg held several hostages for hours. Hillary Clinton was not present at the time. Eisenberg would have been eligible for parole in August 2013. Now, once he is found, he will be charged with escape, a felony punishable by 3 ½ to 7 years in prison.
Authorities say they are considering it an escape because Eisenberg did not let anyone know he was leaving, as he is required to do. They said he is not considered armed or dangerous.
This is at least the second time Eisenberg has left authorities wondering about his whereabouts.
He was released in 2009 after serving two thirds of a three-year sentence. But in February 2010, he violated his probation by cutting off his GPS tracking bracelet. He was arrested about a day later and eventually received a new sentence of 3 1/2 to 7 years. He is eligible for parole in August.
Eisenberg has a history of mental illness and substance-abuse problems, authorities say.