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(PITTSBURGH) — According to Pittsburgh police, they are negotiating with a man, who has a hostage, and are trying to determine if he is armed.

Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper said the hostage situation is taking place on the 16th floor of 3 Gateway Center.

Special weapons and tactics officer are on the scene and have blocked off Penn Avenue, Commonwealth Place and Boulevard of the Allies.

Police are talking with the hostage on the phone and report there has been no injuries or shots fired.

Although people in the building are allowed to leave, no one from the 16th floor are allowed in or out.

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