Klein James Thaxton

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Mike Regan)

Friends: Gateway Hostage Taker Had Troubled Past

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.

09/21/2012

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Suspect Communicated With Friends On Facebook During Hostage Situation

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.”

09/21/2012

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