2007 Clinton office hostage-taker waives right to hearing

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Posted: Aug 17, 2016 4:03 PM

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man convicted of taking hostages at a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office in 2007 has waived his right to a hearing on a bank robbery charge in a New Hampshire court.

Leeland Eisenberg was arrested earlier this month in Manchester. The 55-year-old parolee from Concord is charged with robbery and possession of a controlled drug. He's being held on $25,000 bail.

Eisenberg spent at least two years behind bars for the five-hour standoff at Clinton's Rochester, New Hampshire, campaign office in November 2007, during her first run for president.

Eisenberg claimed to have a bomb, but it turned out to be road flares. No one was hurt.

He was released on probation in 2009, but served prison time again for probation violations before he was paroled June 7.