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  • Pa. hostage call prompts social media training

    Pittsburgh police plan to train their officers to be fluent in social media, joining other departments nationwide, days after a man armed with a hammer and kitchen knife used a hostage's computer to post Facebook messages lamenting his troubles.

  • **FILE** Klein Michael Thaxton (center) is led Sept. 21, 2012, into Pittsburgh Police headquarters after being apprehended without incident at Three Gateway Center in Pittsburgh, where he held a businessman hostage inside the office building for more than five hours and posting Facebook updates during the standoff. (Associated Press/The Tribune-Review)

    Pa. hostage call prompts social media training

    Pittsburgh police plan to train their officers to be fluent in social media, joining other departments nationwide, days after a man armed with a hammer and kitchen knife used a hostage's computer to post Facebook messages lamenting his troubles.

  • Pittsburgh negotiators new to Facebook wrinkle

    City police negotiators had never encountered a hostage taker who communicated publicly on Facebook during the ordeal, but say they'll train for the possibility in case it ever happens again.

  • Social media training set after Pa. hostage call

    Pittsburgh police plan to train their officers to be fluent in social media, joining other departments nationwide, days after a man armed with a hammer and kitchen knife used a hostage's computer to post Facebook messages lamenting his troubles.

  • Police block off the area around Three Gateway Center office building in downtown Pittsburgh, where they are negotiating with a man who claims to have a bomb, on Sept. 21, 2012. A call about an armed man inside the building prompted an evacuation amid reports of a hostage situation. (Associated Press)

    Police: Hostage-taker surrenders in Pittsburgh

    An armed man who took a hostage inside a downtown Pittsburgh office building has surrendered to police.

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