"Firefight" ended Alabama hostage drama
A gunman holding a five-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker in the US state of Alabama has been killed, and the child was rescued without injury, a local law enforcement official said. "It's all over," said the official on Monday, who asked
This photograph released by the Alabama Department of Public Safety shows Jimmy Lee Dykes, a 65-year-old retired truck driver officials identify as the suspect in a fatal shooting and hostage standoff in Midland City, Ala. (AP Photo/Alabama Department
As the Alabama hostage crisis continues into its seventh day, police say they have discovered more details about the captor holding a 5-year-old boy in an underground bunker after taking 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
(We updated the top of this post with new material at 9:50 a.m. ET.) As more becomes known about how authorities on Monday rescued an almost-6-year-old boy named Ethan from his nearly week-long captivity in an Alabama bunker with a gunman, some