Man convicted of taking hostages at Clinton office in New Hampshire arrested after escape

A New Hampshire man who took hostages at a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign office six years ago has been arrested after he walked away from a minimum-security correctional facility, authorities said.

Leeland Eisenberg, 52, was arrested by Manchester police without incident on Monday, state Department of Corrections spokesman Jeff Lyons said. He will be charged with escape, reports.

Eisenberg was missing from his room during a head count Sunday at the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester. In 2010, he was sentenced to up to 7 years for probation violations. He would have been eligible for parole in August.

Eisenberg spent roughly two years behind bars for the siege at Clinton's Rochester campaign office in which he claimed to have a bomb. No one was hurt and the bomb turned out to be road flares.

Eisenberg cut off a monitoring device and escaped for one day in 2010 and he also disappeared from a Massachusetts prison in 1986 shortly after being convicted of rape. While on the run, he raped another woman and was locked up until 2005, reports.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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