Man who took hostages at Hillary Clinton’s office escapes

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In 2007, Eisenberg walked into one of Clinton’s campaign offices with what appeared to be a bomb-like device strapped to his chest, and took the five people inside hostage. The device turned out to be road flares, and Eisenberg freed the hostages after a short standoff with police that was broken up by bizarre media interviews.

Eisenberg was sentenced to three years in prison for kidnapping, making criminal threats, and false use of bomb-like device. He was released in 2009 after serving two years, but was then sentenced to three and a half to seven years for violating his parole by cutting off his tracking bracelet in early 2010. Eisenberg was eligible for parole in August.

Clinton, who retired from her post as secretary of state in January, is seen as the frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic nomination, but has not said whether she will consider a bid for the presidency.