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Officials storm bunker to save Alabama child

Feb. 4, 2013 at 4:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 3, 2013 at 8:04 p.m.


MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Officials say they stormed a bunker in Alabama to rescue a 5-year-old child being held hostage there after his abductor was seen with a gun.

Steve Richardson with the FBI’s office in Mobile said at a news conference Monday afternoon that negotiations deteriorated and that 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes had been seen with a gun.

At that, officers believed the child was in imminent danger. Officers entered the bunker just after 3 p.m. CST.

It was not immediately clear how Dykes died.

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