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Tag: mentally ill

Man Gets Probation for Taking Hostage by Knifepoint at FBI Office in Salt Lake City

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A man who took a hostage at gunpoint at the FBI’s office in Salt Lake City in an attempt to get help from the bureau has been sentenced to three years of probation, the Salt Lake City Tribune reports.

Robert Joseph Hibbard, 43, avoided jail in a plea agreement with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty but mentally ill

Hibbard pleaded guilty but mentally ill to second-degree kidnapping, which is a reduced charge following the August 2012 incident.

Hibbard was found competent to stand trial.

The incident happened on Sept. 18, 2012, when Hibbard took a 61-year-old man hostage with a knife and demanded to talk to the FBI about his former wife’s death.

Mentally Ill Woman Reaches Front Yard of Pres. Bush’s Dallas Home

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

President George W. Bush and wife Laura continue to get the occasional unexpected visitor at their home in Dallas.

The station WTSP reports that a mentally ill woman reached the front yard of the ex-president’s Dallas home on Friday afternoon and was taken into custody for questioning.

Sources told the station that the woman got around the fence and gate that surround the home. The ex-president and his wife weren’t home.

The U.S. Secret Service questioned the woman and has had contact with her in the past, the station reported. It also reported that the Secret Service did not consider her a threat.

Last December, days before Christmas, a motorist tooling around the upscale Dallas neighborhood in his muscle car accidentally hopped the curb and ended up on the lawn of the Bush home. Secret Service at the time it appeared to simply be an accident.