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Relative: Child happy to be home after rescue

2 years ago February 05, 2013 Feb 5, 2013 Tuesday, February 05 2013 Tuesday, February 05, 2013 6:25:55 AM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - Relatives of the 5-year-old boy freed when federal agents raided the underground bunker of a hostage-taker in Alabama say the youngster is relieved to be home and appears to be doing well.

The boy's great uncle, Berlin Enfinger, said in an interview on ABC's Good Morning America early Tuesday that "he's happy to be home, and he looks good."

After nearly a week, FBI agents determined that talks with Jimmy Lee Dykes were breaking down and they stormed the bunker and rescued the child Monday. The 65-year-old armed captor was killed by law enforcement officials, an official told The Associated Press.

Dykes was accused of fatally shooting a school bus driver Jan. 29 before seizing the child from among a busload of students and taking him to the bunker.

Image: WDHN

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