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On August 17, 1977, Thomas Benton Wilson was arrested for hijacking a public bus in Santa Cruz and later holding 70 persons hostage at the Baha'i School in Bonny Doon.


Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Aug. 18, 1977, pages 1,3,4 and 12.


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Excerpted from Bus Hijacking