Indiana hostage situation as it happened
A gunman fatally shot himself after holding several hostages for much of the day in Valparaiso, Ind.
- News of the hostage-taking first spread — like almost all major news today — with tentative soundings on social media.
- Local media were the first to firm up the details. Robert Blaszkiewicz, an assistant managing editor at The Times of Northwest Indiana, jumped in almost immediately, but other Valparaiso-area journalists quickly followed.
- Once authorities began releasing information, details followed quickly, accompanied by observations and photos from area residents drawn to the scene.
- Because the incident took place in a real estate office, it was especially compelling for people employed in the industry across the nation.
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- thinkeri think the guy is insane! he cant get out unless he brings someone with him but even then we can fallow him and put him where he belongs! 2012-05-25T20:22:04.067Z
- Susan StinsonThis is crazy. My sister is just down the street from this place. She thought it was a car accident til she came back home. The Porter County and the...This is crazy. My sister is just down the street from this place. She thought it was a car accident til she came back home. The Porter County and the Valparaiso Police department are great. My thoughts are with all of you.more2012-05-25T19:42:33.403Z