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Klein Michael Thaxton

Hostage-Taker Who Posted On Facebook Sentenced

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Crime

PITTSBURGH — A man who took a hostage at a downtown Pittsburgh skyscraper and posted to Facebook during the six-hour ordeal was sentenced Wednes...

When Hostage-Takers Post To Facebook, Police Need To Know How It Works

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 11.25.2012 | Technology

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police plan to train their officers to be fluent in social media, joining other departments nationwide, days after a ma...

Hostage Suspect's Facebook Posts Trouble Police

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 09.22.2012 | Crime

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh police said they had serious concerns when an armed man took a business owner hostage in a downtown high-rise office building...

Pittsburgh Hostage Suspect Is Posting Chilling Facebook Messages Right Now

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.21.2012 | Crime

UPDATE: Klein Michael Thaxton has surrendered peacefully to police, just after 2 p.m., at Pittsburgh's Gateway Center. The standoff is over. Earlie...

BREAKING: Hostage Situation At Pittsburgh High-Rise

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 11.21.2012 | Crime

PITTSBURGH -- An armed suicidal man who held a businessman hostage inside a downtown Pittsburgh office building for more than five hours Friday, posti...