May 23, 2013
Pittsburgh: hostages freed, suspect in custody
The man allegedly took the hostage shortly after 8 am on the 16th floor of Three Gateway Center, one of six office buildings that dominate the city skyline.
The police chief described the suspect to reporters as "ex-military," but didn't elaborate. Harper also said the suspect had a criminal background.
Police identified the suspect as Klein Michael Thaxton, 22, from McKeesport, outside Pittsburgh.