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Standoff in Montana ends with suspect's surrender after 10 hours: reports



A suspect who has boarded a bus in Butte, Mont., On Wednesday and took hostages, has surrendered after a 1

0-hour standoff with police, according to reports. of the firearm. Reports indicated some shots were fired but none of the hostages were hurt. Butte police said chemical agents were fired into the bus to force the suspect out.

The scene unfolded around midday when a lone suspect boarded and Jefferson Lines bus and ordered the driver at gunpoint to go to the Butte Courthouse, according to a witness.

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The Great Falls Tribune reported that the gunman allowed all but one of the passengers to travel to Billings from Missoula. to leave the bus. The final hostage left the bus around 2:30 pm

The nearby Butte Civic Center was evacuated and the surrounding streets were blocked while authorities negotiated with the suspect, Missoula's KTMF-TV reported

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By night, the Butte Police SWAT unit still had their weapons pointed at the bus in a parking lot near the civic center, according to the report. Sheriff Ed Lester said the suspect had a handgun and was carrying a explosive device


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