Hostage is safe, suspect is dead

Hostage is safe, suspect is dead

Explosion Near Hostage Scene

Jimmy Lee Dykes allegedly boarded a school bus last Tuesday, shot and killed the driver, and took a 5 year old boy called “Ethan”.  He has been holding him hostage in a man-made bunker near Midland City, Alabama for 7 days.

Dykes is a Vietnam veteran, and authorities believe he has not harmed the child.  FBI negotiators have been on the scene since Tuesday evening.

A short while ago, Monday 2 p.m., witnesses heard two loud bangs.  Authorities say the hostage situation is over, and the child is safe.  They are reporting that the suspect is dead.

James Turnage

Columnist- The Guardian Express

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