Vet Live Blogs Hostage-Taking

    Police block off the area around Three Gateway Center, building left rear, where they are negotiating with a man who claims to have a bomb, in downtown Pittsburgh Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. A call about an armed man inside the building prompted an evacuation amid reports of a hostage situation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Gene J. Puskar / AP Photo

    A man who took a hostage in an office building in downton Pittsburgh surrendered on Friday after live-blogging the experience on Facebook. The suspect, Klein Michael Thaxton, had a military background and said he had a bomb. While in the building, he posted several updates to his Facebook page, including “how this ends is up to yall” and “this life I’m livin rite now i dnt want anymore ive lost everything and i aint getting it back.” Police later removed the Facebook page.

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