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Male arrested after kidnapping bus driver in Vancouver
by Holly Hofstead - The Oregon Herald
  Sunday April 21, 2019 - 11:13 PM
VANCOUVER, Washington - On April 19, 2019 at approximately 6:06 p.m. Vancouver Police were dispatched to an incident involving a male who boarded a C-Tran bus in the area of NE Covington Rd./NE Fourth Plain Blvd., implied that he had a gun and demanded to be transported to Portland. No gun was seen.

The driver was able to stop the bus and let the passengers off. All passengers, other than the suspect, had left the bus prior to this incident occurring.

The driver continued to drive the suspect toward Portland and responding patrol officers were able to deploy spike strips in an attempt to stop the bus. The spike strips were not effective, however the bus entered heavy traffic on the I-205 bridge and officers were able to get in front of the bus and stop it.

The driver was safely removed from the bus and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect, Anthony S. Lybeck, 31, was booked into the Clark County Jail on Kidnap I.

There were no injuries. The name of the driver and the passengers is not being released.

Photo: Bus taken hostage on I-205 southbound - WSDOT image.

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