Nut at Clinton headquarters captured
Police took into custody a man who walked into Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign office in Rochester, New Hampshire, and took several people hostage Friday.Everyone can be happy that this was resolved without violence. There has to be some irony that this would happen on the same day that Gallup reported that:
The man, Lee Eisenberg, claimed to have a bomb strapped to his chest.
By 4 p.m., three people, including a young child, had been released.
The captor was also still inside the office and negotiations were taking place, according to reports.
The released hostages were not harmed, CNN affiliate WCVB reported on its Web site. Watch video of a hostage being released »
The situation began when a man walked into the office at about 1 p.m., Maj. Michael Hambrook of the New Hampshire State Police told CNN affiliate WMUR-TV. Watch police take up positions »
New Hampshire Department of Safety Assistant Commissioner Earl Sweeney said the man's name is Lee Eisenberg. Sweeney said Eisenberg was upset with the mental health care situation in the United States. Watch Rochester Police officials brief reporters on the incident »Shortly before 2 p.m., police officers were gathered across the street from the office, some kneeling behind police cruisers with guns drawn.
Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats or independents to rate their mental health as excellent, according to data from the last four November Gallup Health and Healthcare polls. Fifty-eight percent of Republicans report having excellent mental health, compared to 43% of independents and 38% of Democrats. This relationship between party identification and reports of excellent mental health persists even within categories of income, age, gender, church attendance, and education.Obviously this guy should be rating his own mental health as poor. It will be up to the voters to rate the mental health of the candidates. The Gallup study does confirm my own feelings about the two parties.
Fox News has a photo of the suspect.