Officials: Boy safe, abductor dead after Alabama standoff

5:41 PM, Feb 4, 2013   |    comments
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MIDLAND CITY, Ala.  --  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.

 

 

KATE BRUMBACK
Associated Press

The Associated Press

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