Man accused of taking hostages at Clinton office wanted help for drinking

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December 3, 2007 19:40

 
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The man accused of taking hostages at a Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign office had been drinking heavily before the drama unfolded, and talked about his problems getting medical care, a court document released Monday shows. Leeland Eisenberg, 46, is accused of walking into the Clinton office on Friday with what appeared to be explosives strapped to his body, holding four adults hostage and demanding to speak to Clinton about mental health care, authorities said. He was set to be arraigned Monday afternoon. His stepson, Ben Warren, said that Eisenberg drank heavily Thursday night and Friday morning before the hostages were taken, according to the document, which was written by authorities who interviewed Warren. When he went to buy cigarettes Friday morning, Eisenberg asked Warren to check if the store sold road flares, the document said. After Warren said no, he heard his stepfather call a taxi and ask to be taken to an auto parts store. Later, he heard the sound of ripping duct tape, but did not get up to see what was going on, Warren said.

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