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Postby penny lane on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:10 am

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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby mac5155 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:13 am

Holy crap. Isnt KDKA in gateway center?
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby Malkamaniac on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:16 am

Sniper what?
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby penny lane on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:17 am

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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby eddysnake on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:17 am

Pittsburgh police are trying to negotiate with a man armed with a gun and who says he has a bomb on the 16th floor of 3 Gateway Center, Downtown, Allegheny county emergency dispatchers said.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/loc ... z276sSSkBB


bomb now?
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:18 am

It doesn't matter who he is, what matters is his plan
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby Malkamaniac on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:19 am

Unrelated note, people that hold other people hostage and say they have a bomb. How stupid are these people to think that this plan would ever work? Unless death is their initial goal, they've failed on catastrophic levels.
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:20 am

Malkamaniac wrote:Unrelated note, people that hold other people hostage and say they have a bomb. How stupid are these people to think that this plan would ever work? Unless death is their initial goal, they've failed on catastrophic levels.

Broken humans are a very dangerous thing.
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby count2infinity on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:20 am

I'm really hoping this is like the day back in 2006 (I think) where everyone downtown had to go on lockdown due to a "sniper" who turned out to be just some guy on the roof of a building with a pellet gun shooting pigeons. doesn't look like that's the case, but we can hope.
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby Malkamaniac on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:21 am

Pavel Bure wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:Unrelated note, people that hold other people hostage and say they have a bomb. How stupid are these people to think that this plan would ever work? Unless death is their initial goal, they've failed on catastrophic levels.

Broken humans are a very dangerous thing.


Quite frankly as long as the person dies without question and everyone else is unharmed, I'm 100% in support of the guy/woman being killed.
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby mac5155 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:27 am

So he took 2 duffel bags in?
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby JS© on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:37 am

They were in One Gateway Center but moved a few years ago. They're closer to Carnegie than downtown.
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby newarenanow on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:44 am

Any updates?
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby penny lane on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:50 am

Vince sims ‏@VinceWPXI
FBI expert tells me the more time that passes with no bad news is a positive indicator. Most likely negotiators are talking with him.


praying for a non violent end.
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby Pitt87 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:59 am

Yikes... says he has a bomb... why does the thread title say sniper?

**Facebook explodes with non-expert gun control debate** #electionyear
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby newarenanow on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:59 am

penny lane wrote:
Vince sims ‏@VinceWPXI
FBI expert tells me the more time that passes with no bad news is a positive indicator. Most likely negotiators are talking with him.


praying for a non violent end.


Me too. I don't care if the dude gets killed, but I hope the innocent people are safe.
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby mac5155 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:08 am

Chief of police says it's contained to the 16th floor. One individual with one, maybe 2 hostages.
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:10 am

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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby newarenanow on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:27 am

mac5155 wrote:Chief of police says it's contained to the 16th floor. One individual with one, maybe 2 hostages.


Is everything else evactuated?
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby newarenanow on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:30 am

Never mind, just read the article linked that said they evacuated the building.

At least it is now contained to a handful of people and not a mass act of violence.
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby mac5155 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:30 am

newarenanow wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Chief of police says it's contained to the 16th floor. One individual with one, maybe 2 hostages.


Is everything else evactuated?


I believe the entire Gateway 3 is evacuated. They were not evacuating the surrounding buildings from what i understand, but recently told Wyndham guests they could begin to leave. There were people stuck in Gateway Towers (which I believe is an apartment high rise down there)
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby JS© on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:59 am

according to police chief, he is a black male, ex-military, early 20s, asked for the hostage by name, and has a criminal background.
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby newarenanow on Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:01 am

JS© wrote:according to police chief, he is a black male, ex-military, early 20s, asked for the hostage by name, and has a criminal background.


So the hostage was specifically asked for?
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby FreeCandy44 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:01 am

Wow...just woke up...this is crazy.
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Re: hostage / sniper gateway #3 bldg downtown pgh

Postby mac5155 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:02 am

My aunt works in the Highmark building and said she's "stuck there"
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