You know how the media is when these things happen. There’s a lot of repeat info and nothing new, then a lot of rumors are spread hysterically, then downplayed like some crazed person said it. So I waited to blog on this until facts settled down.
According to MSNBC, the situation is over and the person responsible has been apprehended by the police.
The man walked into the campaign office shortly before 1 p.m. and took several hostages, police and witnesses said. He let a woman with an infant go immediately and at least one other woman got out about two hours later.
The suspect — clad in gray slacks, white dress shirt and a red tie — was put on the ground, handcuffed and taken two blocks to the police office in the back of a tactical response vehicle.
In reading reports, I’m glad to see that no one was hurt. Apparently he had a bomb, according to eyewitnesses and according to MSNBC, the suspect has a history of mental illness. Clinton still cancelled a planned speech today and commended her staff:
Clinton commended her volunteers for showing “extraordinary courage” under difficult circumstances. “I could not be prouder of the people in my campaign,” she said. “I am so grateful this day has ended well.”
She canceled all appearances, as did her husband, and the security around her was increased as a precaution.
So, that’s all over and done with. I can only imagine what cable news was like today.