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112. Man Holds Staff Hostage
Morgan Cohen walked into the campaign office for
Clinton. He claimed to have a bomb strapped
him. He told the five workers to go
their business, but he ordered them not to
to leave. “If one of you tries to
,” he said, “I will kill myself along with
others.” Then he walked over to a desk
asked for Hillary’s phone number. Hillary was in
, talking to voters about her plan to provide
health care for everyone in America.
workers had her cell phone number. Upset, Morgan
911. He told the dispatcher that if they
’t give him Hillary’s phone number immediately, he would
up her campaign office and everyone in it.
dispatcher asked him to please hold on while
tried to get the number. Police and the
drove over to the office and surrounded it.
dispatcher gave Morgan the correct phone number. He
it, and Hillary answered her phone. Morgan explained
her that he was not getting the medical
that he needed. Every time he went to
his doctor, his doctor was out to lunch--even
10 in the morning and 4 in the
. “How can my doctor eat lunch all day
?” he asked Hillary. Hillary said she didn’t know,
that she would try to get a law
forbidding doctors to have all-day lunches.
to Hillary until he noticed the police car
outside the building. He hung up and walked
the front door of the building. A police
asked Morgan to release all the hostages. Morgan
he would release them if the police brought
a cigarette and a Whopper from Burger King.
short while later, while Morgan was eating the
, the police rushed in and tackled him. His “
” was nothing more than a few flares taped
his waist under his jacket.
Morgan, who lived
a nearby town, was known for his strange
. He had been under psychiatric care for much
his life. FBI officials were outraged that Morgan
interrupted a busy presidential candidate. A spokesman vowed
Morgan would be thrown into jail for a
time for kidnapping, reckless endangerment, and terrorism. “Mental
is no excuse,” he declared. “This is a
of laws, not excuses.”