Authorities say an off-duty eastern Pennsylvania deputy sheriff took another off-duty officer hostage at gunpoint, then fatally shot himself.
The man charged with holding a business owner hostage inside Three Gateway Center in Downtown Pittsburgh is facing new charges after the alleged assault of another inmate at the Allegheny County Jail.
The bomb squad was called to the small town of Worthington in Armstrong County on Wednesday, a week after reports of a man with a bomb holding his ex-girlfriend hostage.
Police are reporting a potential hostage situation in Worthington, Pennsylvania in Armstrong County.
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.
KDKA Radio’s Rob Pratte is joined by Lou Gentile for CSI Investigators to talk about the role of local law enforcement and building security in a hostage situation like the one at Gateway Center.
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.
A call about a hostage situation at a house in Green Tree was apparently a hoax. A man with a Middle Eastern accent called police around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The man allegedly claimed he had seven hostages, explosives and wanted transportation.