FBI: Officers Stormed Bunker When Child in Danger

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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.

Photo: ABC News

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) -- 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.


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  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Feb 4, 2013 at 10:06 PM
    Beautiful. Just beautiful! I don't know details of how they gained entry, but because the bunker was described as being underground I thought they wouldn't be able to get the tactical team in to rescue the child. This is a great day: good guys 1, bad guy dead. It doesn't get any better than that.
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