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Alabama Hostage Situation: Officers Stormed Bunker When Child in Danger

Posted Monday, February 4, 2013 --- 4:41 p.m.

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) -- Officials say they stormed a bunker in Alabama to rescue a 5-year-old child being held hostage there after his abductor was seen with a gun.

Steve Richardson with the FBI's office in Mobile said at a news conference Monday afternoon that negotiations deteriorated and that 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes had been seen with a gun.

At that, officers believed the child was in imminent danger. Officers entered the bunker just after 3 p.m. CST.

It was not immediately clear how Dykes died.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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