I’m scrambling to find a story, but this just broke via MSNBC e-mail alert.
UPDATE (1:54 P.M.): I have just learned that this IS a hostage situation – police have been on scene for a little less than an hour, but it is unclear how many people are being held hostage. Clinton is NOT in New Hampshire though.
UPDATE (4:21 P.M.): As of what I heard around 3:30, 2 hostages have been released. I’m now watching the news live as an friend of the hostage taker is talking now.
UPDATE: (4:30 P.M.): A press conference will be held any moment now – I’ll keep you updated.
UPDATE: (4:39 P.M.): The man is very critical of all politicians supposedly and doesn’t associate with any party. The press conference is being broadcast live now.
UPDATE: (4:45 P.M.): “This is a hostage situation.” Cannot confirm flares. Cannot confirm name. No reported injuries. Perimiter is 4 or 5 blocks. 54 officers.
UPDATE: (6:25 P.M.): I went down for dinner and just got back and learned that he released the remaining hostages and surrendered.
It’s a good thing this is over.