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Pittsburgh negotiators new to Facebook wrinkle

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police negotiators say they had never dealt with a hostage taker who communicated publicly on Facebook before they convinced a man to surrender after he did just that last week. And […]

09/25/2012

Hostage-taker surrenders in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – An armed suicidal man held a businessman hostage inside a downtown office building for more than five hours Friday and posted Facebook updates about it before surrendering to authorities without incident, police […]

09/21/2012

Man holds hostage in Pittsburgh high-rise; posts on Facebook

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh’s police chief says authorities are negotiating with an armed man who has taken a hostage in a downtown office building. Police say the man entered the high-rise sometime after 8 a.m. […]

09/21/2012

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