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Alabama Hostage Suspect Dead And His Victim ‘Safe,’ According To Officials

According to law enforcement officials in Midland City, Ala., suspected murderer Jimmy Lee Dykes is dead and his hostage victim, a five-year-old boy, is reportedly safe.

The Associated Press reports that federal authorities are expected to make a major announcement regarding the young boy being held hostage in an underground bunker in Alabama for the last six days.

Last Tuesday, Dykes allegedly boarded a stopped school bus in the town of Midland City and fatally shot the driver, before taking the sole hostage with him to the bunker. Police have been negotiating for the child’s release since then.

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