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.