Monday, February 4, 2013

FBI storms Alabama bunker after seven days: Boy safe; kidnapper dead




Following a daring rescue, a 5-year-old boy held captive for seven days in an underground bunker in southern Alabama is alive and his kidnapper, Jimmy Lee Dykes, is dead, the FBI said Monday afternoon.

“Within the past 24 hours negotiations deteriorated and Mr. Dykes was observed holding a gun," Special Agent in Charge Stephen Richardson, of the Mobile, Ala., office, said at a press briefing Monday. "At this point, FBI agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child.” 



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