Police are investigating an accident in Downtown Pittsburgh Friday morning that left at least one person injured.
The man who allegedly held a local businessman at knife point was in court on Wednesday.
Holding a man at knifepoint for five hours is not the Klein Thaxton who Je’Nauba Lipford-Watts went to high school with and dated for several years. “Klein has always been sweet, funny, outgoing, just a regular person,” she told KDKA-TV.
People returned to work at Three Gateway Center Monday morning for the first time since Friday’s hostage situation.
For people coming to work downtown, it began like any other weekday morning. It was Friday and Pittsburghers were anticipating the weekend. But things changed abruptly when numerous law enforcement officials surrounded building three of the Gateway Center plaza in the heart of downtown.
His day started as what’s described as a ¾ house in Beechview, but it ended at the Allegheny County Jail. Klein James Thaxton, 22, is accused of taking a hostage and paralyzing part of Pittsburgh.
Shortly after Klein Michael Thaxton took his hostage, he used his victim’s iPhone and computer to turn to Facebook, posting, “i cant take it no more im done bro — how this ends is up to yall bro.”
Charlie Breitsman lives in Ligonier and is very well-known in Westmoreland County. KDKA-TV talked to two Ligonier businessmen who have been friends with Breitsman and his family for decades.
More and more stories are coming out about what it was like inside the Gateway Three building as word spread about the hostage situation.
A 22-year-old man is in police custody and another man is safe following a more than five hour hostage situation at Gateway Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.
The Three Rivers Arts Festival kicked off Friday afternoon in Downtown Pittsburgh.
With the Three Rivers Arts Festival less than 24 hours away crews are in motion. They’re putting up tents, tables and stages all over Point State Park, Gateway Center and throughout the Cultural District.
The annual Three Rivers Arts Festival is back for another year.
Each June during the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburghers descend on downtown in search of one-of-a-kind art and inspiring music. The annual Three Rivers Arts Festival promises to deliver all of that and more once again from Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 12.
The Gateway Center fountain is as pretty as a picture, but the real work of art is the bronze sculpture of the “artist” who’s painting it. He’s one of 15 lifelike street sculptures now inhabiting the grounds of Gateway Center. Double-takes are guaranteed.