FBI discovers bombs inside Ala. hostage bunker
A weeklong hostage drama that gripped the small town of Midland City, Ala., and drew national attention concluded Monday when authorities killed the abductor and rescued the 5-year-old boy he was holding in an underground bunker. Enlarge Image. image
Updated at 11:40 p.m. ET: Following a daring rescue, a 5-year-old boy held captive for seven days in an underground bunker in southern Alabama is alive and his kidnapper, Jimmy Lee Dykes, is dead, the FBI said Monday
A young Alabama boy entered his fifth day Saturday in a bunker with the man accused of snatching him off a school bus.
For six anguished days, people in this small Alabama town asked just one question about the 5-year-old boy being held hostage in an underground bunker by a menacing, unpredictable neighbor: "Is he free yet?" After FBI agents determined that talks with
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — Authorities stormed an underground bunker Monday in southeastern Alabama, freeing a 5-year-old boy and leaving his captor dead after a week of fruitless negotiations that left authorities convinced