New York (CNN) –Leeland Eisenberg, who authorities say held Hillary Clinton's New Hampshire campaign office hostage in 2007, was arrested peacefully at his home in Dover, New Hampshire Wednesday morning, sheriff's officials said.
Eisenberg, who was on probation, had been on the lam for about 24 hours after managing to sever his GPS tracking bracelet at his home, said sheriff's officials.
"It was good old-fashioned police work," said Capt. Joe DiGregorio, from the Strafford County Sheriff's office. "People who escape often return to places that they're comfortable. Mr. Eisenberg seems to be no different."
Since 10:10 a.m. ET Tuesday, when the Department of Corrections received a tamper alert from Eisenberg's GPS bracelet, state agencies and local law enforcement have been searching for him, said Thomas Velardi, the Strafford County attorney.
Eisenberg was described by Velardi as having a history of mental and substance abuse problems.
"I'm relieved he is returned unharmed," said Velardi. "Hopefully, under state supervision, he can be safe and treated for his condition."
According to Velardi, in a move he did not agree with, Eisenberg was released from the Strafford County House of Corrections on Monday. However, the next morning, Eisenberg successfully severed his GPS with a "sharp object" and left it on a table in his home, Velardi said.
Within 15 minutes, police and Department of Corrections officials swarmed the home, but he was gone, according to Velardi.
In 2007 at the Clinton campaign office in Rochester, New Hampshire, Eisenberg, armed with road flares strapped to his chest, claimed he had a bomb and took several hostages.
He was arrested and convicted of multiple counts of kidnapping, criminal threatening and false reports of explosives, said Velardi.
He was sentenced to what amounts to three years at the Strafford County House of Corrections and moved to a prison in Concord, New Hampshire because his sentence was more than 365 days.
Eisenberg served two-thirds of his time and was released on probation in November 2009. He violated his probation three times ranging from not charging his GPS to failing to take his medication, said Velardi.
There was no indication he resisted arrest and early reports indicate he was home alone, said DiGregorio.
A good republican always heads back to his sewer.
Gotta love you tea party members.
Ahhhhh, a GOP posterboy!
Great work! I have so much respect for our police men and women.
Another criminal that couldn't resist a tea-bagger event no doubt.
Road flares? Ouch.
NH – Please do us all a favor and keep this man locked up. Thank you kindly from a resident of your state!!
Not another hero for the right wingnuts. They have so many role models like Eisenberg already.
Now we see the weakness in our justice system. How many times does one have to violate his probation before he is placed in prison to complete his term?
We'll see again.
Good crazy man he held hostages!
"Good old fashioned police work." HE WAS AT HIS HOUSE!
These right-wing tea-partying wingnuts don't seem to understand that if you don't like someone or what they stand for... you simply just don't vote for them!
Deciding you're above the law is UN-American.
He ran out of teabags and needed to go out and get more. It was an emergency.