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By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL and JAY REEVES | Associated Press – 6 hrs ago
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that they still have an open line of communication with an Alabama man accused of abducting a 5-year-old boy and holding him hostage in a bunker, and they thanked the suspect for taking care of the child as the standoff marked its fifth day.
"I believe he wants to rant and rave about politics and government," Creel said. "He's very concerned about his property. He doesn't want his stuff messed with."
Clouse said the mother told him that the boy has Asperger's syndrome as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
Neighbors said Dykes was easily angered and once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and a firearm.
He said Dykes usually drove a run-down "creeper" van with some of the windows covered in aluminum foil.
I bet this guy is on ATS.
I think the federal authorities should get involved if not already
Originally posted by Manhater
I don't know, 5 days in a bunker, I think that guy is prepared for the world to end, which says he's got enough supplies to last himself. It would be a miracle if the stand off ends in a week, let alone a month.
edit on 2-2-2013 by Manhater because: (no reason given)