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It's all over twitter right now, and its still developing. Apparently they are blocking the exits and forcibly telling people they have to stay.

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Michael Barbaro @mikiebarb (NY Times) http://twitter.com/...
"We've got to get out! My daughter is frostbitten," begs mom, asking to leave Romney rally. Staffer replies: "It's not cold enuf for that."
Looking at USA Today's @JFKucinich twitter feed:
@moxiemom @exjon I'm not the only person tweeting about this ladies and gentlemen. Have a nice night.
People are literally streaming through the gates - Romney still speaking.
2h Jackie Kucinich Jackie Kucinich ‏@JFKucinich
People are literally sneaking out gates now bring told they can't leave way pic.twitter.com/uvlPBys5 - 2h Jackie Kucinich Jackie Kucinich ‏@JFKucinich
Woman says "I feel like a caged animal!" before pushing through staffer. Said she was here since 2. - 2h Jackie Kucinich Jackie Kucinich ‏@JFKucinich

Man just pulled me aside and said "My son is on the verge of hypothermia" just as staffer starts letting people out a few at a time.
- 2h Jackie Kucinich Jackie Kucinich ‏@JFKucinich
There are several people here at Pa. rally who want to leave and aren't being let out. -2h

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5:08 PM PT: adding a link to this developing story! http://americablog.com/...

5:33 PM PT: added another link: http://www.democrats.org/...

Also - apparently someone fainted/passed out in the crowd... looking for more info on this.

Lets trend this: #RomneyRallyHostages

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