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Alabama Hostage Standoff Ends, Child Safe [VIDEO]

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.

Police near the scene of hostage situation in Midland City, Alabama
Police near the scene of hostage situation in Midland City, Alabama (WDHN TV)

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.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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