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5 Year Old Hostage in Alabama Freed

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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:05 PM
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Breaking news right now on Fox cable.

The 5 year old has been released, and the 65 year old man that abducted him is dead.

Witnesses reported hearing a loud "Boom", and then a frenzy of activity ensued.

A press conference is upcoming shortly, will update with links as soon as I can.

www.wjla.com...

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nation.foxnews.com...


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Press conference now.
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Negotiations deteriorated.
The suspect was seen with a gun.
The safety of the child became a concern.
About 3:12 this afternoon,
FBI agents entered the bunker and rescued the child.

End of conference.
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online.wsj.com...


Associated Press
MIDLAND CITY, Ala.—Officers stormed an
underground bunker in Alabama where a 5-year-old
boy had been held hostage for nearly a week, rescuing
the child and leaving the boy's abductor dead,
officials said Monday.

Steve Richardson with the Federal Bureau of
Investigation's office in Mobile said at a news
conference Monday afternoon that negotiations had
deteriorated with 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes. Mr.
Dykes had been seen with a gun, and officers believed
the boy was in imminent danger, Mr. Richardson said.

Officers stormed the bunker just after 3 p.m. CST to
rescue the child, who was taken to a hospital in
nearby Dothan. It wasn't immediately clear how Mr.
Dykes died.


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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:07 PM
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That is definitely good news.

His parents have to be overjoyed!



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:09 PM
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A person is dead, an American vet, it is anything but good news...

I am glad the child is safe but good news? Nothing in this story is good news, get a grip..



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by daryllyn
That is definitely good news.

His parents have to be overjoyed!


I know! They said a lady Leo had set up a website to gather birthday cards for at least his parents, but now he will be home with them for his birthday!



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by goou111
looks like its over and the boy is safe

www.abc3340.com...

Update:

Suspect is dead, child is OK


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Update:
There are now reports of 2 loud bangs and an ambulance was seen leaving the area.

Multiple sources reporting that the hostage situation is over and the child is safe.



There has been a loud bang at the hostage site in Midland City

Law enforcement on the scene tells ABC 33/40 that there will be an update in the next hour.


This has been reported in the existing and ongoing thread


School bus driver shot, 6-year-old taken hostage in Dale County (Update)



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by gangdumstyle
A person is dead, an American vet, it is anything but good news...

I am glad the child is safe but good news? Nothing in this story is good news, get a grip..


The child is free from their kidnapper. That is very good news. Vet or not, those that would harm a child (and yes, kidnapping a child is harming them) get what they deserve.

S&F op, great news to hear.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:11 PM
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As a parent, the kid coming out of the situation alive, is great news.

The guy was obviously very disturbed. Anyone who would storm onto a school bus with a gun and kidnap a child clearly has severe problems.

American Vet or not, what he did was horrible. He could have ended it himself by surrendering, and came away with his life, but, that unfortunately is not how it went down.

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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by gangdumstyle
A person is dead, an American vet, it is anything but good news...

I am glad the child is safe but good news? Nothing in this story is good news, get a grip..


Wow. The child is safe and well.

This man killed a human being.

Whatever happened, we do not know yet, the child coming home is wonderful news.

He may well have killed himself. Whatever the outcome, he was deeply troubled.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by gangdumstyle
A person is dead, an American vet, it is anything but good news...

I am glad the child is safe but good news? Nothing in this story is good news, get a grip..



"nothing good".... Would it be better if two died? I don't get your reasoning.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by gangdumstyle
A person is dead, an American vet, it is anything but good news...

I am glad the child is safe but good news? Nothing in this story is good news, get a grip..


Yesterday in your thread you were celebrating the criminal's death. So which is it? Because this guy was a vet he's entitled to kidnap a 5 year old?



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:15 PM
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Best possible outcome if you ask me.

1 innocent safe
1 violent nutjob dead



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:17 PM
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Originally posted by UberL33t
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Originally posted by goou111
looks like its over and the boy is safe

www.abc3340.com...

Update:

Suspect is dead, child is OK


----------


Update:
There are now reports of 2 loud bangs and an ambulance was seen leaving the area.

Multiple sources reporting that the hostage situation is over and the child is safe.



There has been a loud bang at the hostage site in Midland City

Law enforcement on the scene tells ABC 33/40 that there will be an update in the next hour.


This has been reported in the existing and ongoing thread


School bus driver shot, 6-year-old taken hostage in Dale County (Update)


Thanks for the link.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:18 PM
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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:19 PM
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Ah.. that's sad. I had a strong feeling when I read that he allowed the kid his medicine and was letting him watch t.v. that the guy had no intention of hurting the kid.

I feel bad for the old vet. Someone should have been helping him as he was obviously paranoid, and had he gotten treatment he would have never shot the bus driver (and wouldn't be in jail or dead) and the charges they had against him were not very big.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by gangdumstyle

Originally posted by Urantia1111

Originally posted by gangdumstyle
A person is dead, an American vet, it is anything but good news...

I am glad the child is safe but good news? Nothing in this story is good news, get a grip..


Yesterday in your thread you were celebrating the criminal's death. So which is it? Because this guy was a vet he's entitled to kidnap a 5 year old?



See the double standard...

I was celebrating a criminals death and my thread gets shut down and here
is the same thing except its a crazy white guy so who cares...




Not a whole lot of celebrating his death going on. Celebrating that the kid is alive? You bet.

Not having sympathy for a murder and a kidnapper who got killed because of his actions is a lot different than celebrating his death.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:22 PM
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Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow

I feel bad for the old vet. Someone should have been helping him as he was obviously paranoid, and had he gotten treatment he would have never shot the bus driver (and wouldn't be in jail or dead) and the charges they had against him were not very big.


Quoted for truth. Its another fine example of the failures of the mental healthcare in this country. And I suspect we will see it propped up as such in the media.

That said, the minute he murdered someone and kidnapped a kid, i lost sympathy. Its sad that it got to taht point, and should never have, but that cannot justify the horrors that this man created.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:25 PM
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No one deserves to die.
In this case it was either him or the child.
Im just glad the child is ok.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by captaintyinknots


Not a whole lot of celebrating his death going on. Celebrating that the kid is alive? You bet.

Not having sympathy for a murder and a kidnapper who got killed because of his actions is a lot different than celebrating his death.


I am sure everyone is happy the child is alive. Here is something to consider. My boyfriend gets a lot of meds from the VA. He flushes what he doesn't use ( don't know why he doesn't take what's prescribed) I told him don't do that 'cause it goes into the water we drink. In retrospect, what the heck is up with people? We put all kinda crap down our drains. Dish soap, cleanser, toilet paper, poop, why the outcry over flushing meds? Is this the new age for mental disorders due to whatever we put down the drain? What the hell is in our drinking water we have so many nutters on the map these days? It doesn't matter where you live. Why is our drinking water recycled and this crap not removed?

Something's up......



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:30 PM
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I am happy the child is safe and going home to his parents. His upcoming 6th birthday will be one to beat them all, won't it?! Can you imagine that party!

Celebrate life.

I do feel for the man, as well. He had serious problems, the depth of which we can only assume from the limited information we have been given. But problems, indeed.

He murdered someone, and abducted a child. I am not passing judgement except to say he had no right, he broke laws. Regardless of the reasons, ir excuses. I am not celebrating his death, and anyone who thinks that is wrong.

We still so not know what happened. The story is incomplete.

The press conference will start in 5 minutes.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:34 PM
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If the story is as told glad the child is safe and out of harms way. I just don't know what to make of that story. Seems something to do with preppers was involved and sorry, but the possibility of doing away with a vet, and somehow setting conspirators or preppers up, yet again, and hope to heck he's got good parents not any that are a part of a bigger plot against humanity. If the story is as told, good. His safety matters the most. Just don't trust news stories as they're reported. It's not good that anyone died however.
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