A suspect who boarded a bus in Butte, Mont., On Wednesday and took a hostage, reportedly surrendering after a ten-hour clash with the police.
The suspect was believed to be armed with explosive devices and firearms. The reports showed that some of the shots were burned, but none of the hostages were injured. Butte police said the chemicals were released into the bus to force the suspect. None of the officers were injured.
The scene unfolded around noon when a lonely suspect entered the Jefferson Lines bus and ordered the driver to go to the Butte court, according to a witness. The bus was on its way to Billings, Missoula.
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The Great Falls Tribune reported that the shooter allowed all but one of the passengers to leave the bus. The last hostages left the bus around 2:30. after negotiations with the authorities.
Nearby Butte Civic Center was evacuated and surrounding streets were blocked while authorities discussed with a suspect, Missoula KTMF-TV reported.
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In the evening, the SWAT Butte Police Station still guns to the bus in the parking lot near the civic center, according to a report. Sheriff Ed Lester said the suspect had a gun and carried an explosive device.