I'm happy this was resolved without any serious injuries/deaths occuring. I think the police/law enforcement did a good job of resolving what could have turned into a bad situation had he really had a bomb, and not just flares.
I also think Hilary did the right thing by thanking the law enforcement for their work and wishing the hostages well. I do not agree with her politically, but i do think she handled the situation well.
I'm glad everything turned out alright and nobody was harmed. It sounds like the man in question really needs some help.