DEVELOPING STORY: Pittsburgh Police On Scene Of Possible Hostage Situation At CW Breitsman Associates LLC, Firm That Administers Insurance And Benefits Plans [UPDATE: Suspect in Custody]
UPDATED 2:38 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Klein Michael Thaxton now is in police custody, CBS News is reporting. Below, our earlier brief . . .
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Pittsburgh police, including a SWAT team, are at the scene of a possible hostage situation inside the 16th-floor offices of CW Breitsman Associates LLC, a third-party administrator of insurance and pension benefits.
With the FBI also reportedly at the scene, police are said to be negotiating with the alleged hostage-taker. The individual’s motivations were unclear.
Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper identified the man as Klein Michael Thaxton, the Pittsbugh Post-Gazette is reporting.