According to reports, 22-year-old Klein Michael Thaxton of Pittsburgh Pa., has taken a man hostage on the 16th floor of Three Gateway Center claiming to have a gun and a bomb. This situation has been ongoing since 8 a.m. this morning. Thaxton is currently negotiating with SWAT and they have since taken his Facebook page offline but prior to doing so, he live blogged his thoughts. Some of his friends tried to talk some sense into him while one man suggested he poop out the window.
According to Huff Po:
Police believe the hostage is the owner of CW Breitsman Associates, the business where the incident is taking place.
Thaxton has a criminal history. In March, he was arrested on suspicion of carjacking a motorist in McKeesport, and then giving chase when police tried to arrest him, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
Here are screenshots of Thaxton’s profile prior to it being taken offline.