A young man surrendered Friday afternoon in Pittsburgh after allegedly holding a hostage for 6 hours at a downtown office complex, police said.
Neither the alleged hostage-taker, Klein Michael Thaxton, 22, nor the hostage, Charles Breitsman, was injured, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Diane Richard, a police spokeswoman, described Breitsman as "a little shaken up."
"He met with his family," she said. "They were reunited, and he was very happy to be back with his family."
Richard described Thaxton as a "sick young man."
Police said Thaxton, who claimed to be armed with a bomb and a gun, took Breitsman hostage at about 8 a.m. on the 16th floor of Gateway Center 3. Breitsman's third-party insurance claim business has an office on that floor.
Thaxton updated his Facebook page a number of times until police had it shut down.
One entry sent at 9 a.m. appeared to be aimed at his father: "welln pops youll never have to woryy about me again you'll nevr need to by me anything no need to ever waste ur hard earned money on me. i'll live n jail you dnt want me around anymore thats kool bye"
Thaxton was under the supervision of the Veterans Court, but authorities were unclear whether he was active-duty military or a veteran.
Ronda Thaxton said she had "no clue" why her son was at the Gateway Center or took Breitsman hostage.
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