Ala. Kidnapping Standoff Over, Suspect Dead
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — After seven days spent hostage in Jimmy Lee Dykes underground bunker in Midland City, 5-year-old Ethan is free, sources have told AL.com.
Dykes, a Vietnam veteran and survivalist with ties to the anti-government movement, boarded a stopped school bus on Jan. 29 and shot the driver, fleeing with the young student. The driver died of multiple gunshots.
The hostage situation ended sometime on Monday. Sources at the scene confirm that Ethan is safe and the hostage-taker, 65-year-old Dykes, is dead, according to WKRG.
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