Friday, September 21, 2012

Klein Michael Thaxton has taken at least one person hostage in a high-rise office building in Pittsburgh

An armed man who has taken at least one person hostage in a Pittsburgh office building is posting messages on his Facebook page while negotiating with police.

Klein Michael Thaxton, 22, entered the building sometime after 8am local time on Friday and went up to a 16th floor office suite inside the Three Gateway Centre.

Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper said he took at least one person, and possibly two, hostage inside a business after entering the suite and asking about a particular person.

Mr Thaxton is posting Facebook updates while negotiating with police. He said on the social network that he was "tired of life" and had lost everything. Read More