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Standoff continues in Alabama

2 years ago January 31, 2013 Jan 31, 2013 Thursday, January 31 2013 Thursday, January 31, 2013 6:37:02 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - More than a day after a 5-year-old Alabama boy was taken off a school bus at gunpoint, police are still trying to win the child's safe release. SWAT teams have been gathered outside a bunker, where authorities say 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes is holding the boy.

Dykes allegedly took the child Tuesday afternoon in Midland City, after shooting and killing the school bus driver.

Authorities say Dykes was due in court Wednesday morning to answer to charges that he shot at neighbors in a dispute last month.

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