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Spokane man charged in Butte bus standoff

Posted at 7:19 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 21:19:00-05

BUTTE – The man arrested in Wednesday’s Butte bus standoff and hostage situation was charged today in Butte Justice Court.

Dave Anthony Gibson, 52, of Spokane, Wash., was charged with felony aggravated kidnapping and felony assault with a weapon.

The charges come after Gibson held another man hostage at gunpoint for several hours inside a passenger bus at the Butte Transfer Station.

He surrendered to police later that evening.

“The defendant Dane Anthony Gibson purposely or knowingly caused initials DB, an adult male, reasonable apprehension, serious bodily injury by the use of a weapon by pointing a pistol at him,” said Butte Justice Jimm Kilmer during the hearing.

Kilmer set Gibson’s bond at $100,000 and ordered him back to jail.