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Man charged in hostage standoff on Butte bus pleads not guilty

Posted at 3:36 PM, Mar 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-31 17:36:30-04

BUTTE – On Thursday, the 52-year-old man charged in a January hostage standoff on a bus in Butte entered a plea of not guilty.

Dane Anthony Gibson faces felony charges of aggravated kidnapping and assault with a weapon in connection with the January 30 standoff at the Butte bus transfer station.

A passenger was held at gunpoint for several hours. The standoff ended that evening when officers threw tear gas in the bus.

The judge ordered a mental evaluation for Gibson during Thursday’s hearing.

Reported by- John Emeigh