Skip to comments.Boy in center of Alabama hostage standoff released, source says
Posted on 02/04/2013 2:13:23 PM PST by Justaham
DEVELOPING: A five-year-old boy who was being held hostage in an underground bunker in Alabama for nearly a week has been released, a law enforcement source, citing reports, told Fox News.
Authorities say 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes shot and killed a bus driver last week in Midland City and then abducted the boy.
Dykes is now dead, the source says, and it is unclear what the boy's current condition is.
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THANK YOU GOD! I’ve been so distraught by this and praying for that poor little boy!
Many, many prayers. Answered.
“Child is OK” I am seeing in multiple news source tweets.
(Yes, we can debate that definition of “OK”, but I hear he is alive and safe).
Praying the little boy is okay.
The Sick POS Jimmy Lee Dykes is dead!
Hopefully, the boy is not injured.
And hopefully, we find out more about Jimmy Lee Dykes and what made him murder and kidnap.
Did Dykes kill himself?
I'm going to read between the lines here - there are no reports from the on-site reporters of authorities having rushed the bunker or anything like that. I'd have to conclude, then, that Dykes must have released the kid and then off'd himself.
Thank God this is over. Prayers for the little boy.
I gotta say that “Dykes is now dead” with no follow-up whatsoever, indeed much of the rest of the article speaks of him in the present tense, boggles my mind.
Dykes was “found dead” per CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/04/us/alabama-child-hostage/index.html?hpt=hp_inthenews
did a drone get him?
Just glad that the Algerian military wasn’t called on to assist in the rescue.
Press conference in a few minutes. Watching Fox. Mothing confirmed yet.
One other point: I’m seeing reports of media and sheriff’s dept. personnel “praising” the dirtbag for “caring for” the boy during this last week. Many are reacting badly when they hear this. I’ll just go on record to note that we had a situation in which the kidnapper was both (a) clearly unstable; and (b) possibly watching TV about himself.
As a direct result, news reports needed to be careful what they said for fear of possibly causing a disaster - not because of some semblance of sympathy for the perp, but precisely because of fear about what he might otherwise do.
Ns and Ms do not have chocolate inside.
Anyway, conference to start in five minutes.
Okay, I’m wrong: FBI recovered the kid by force - Dykes did not off himself. Nice job!!
FBI SAC Richardson reporting that they entered the bunker to regain the child and the bad guy is deceased.
FBI went in the bunker to rescue the boy. These LEs are not giving much information other than the boy is safe and being treated at a local hospital.
Obama need to release a statement saying that if you have a problem with any Government agency do not take it out on children but go to the source.
All I got was that a gun was involved but no say whether he offed himself or they shot him. Sounds like he offed himself.
Personal observation: Far from inter-agency pats on the backs, FBI is taking all credit for the outcome. Sheriff appears extremely relieved the hostage crisis is over and ready for an extended vacation. State police spokesman seemed a tad miffed at the FBI taking center stage and all credit.
Fox News was sure to mention details of Dykes’ military history in the article behind the link (”Vietnam,” “awards,” etc.). So yep, we’ll see a mandatory military draft for all in the near future.
Why did the feds have to be involved in the first place?
Liberal scum on that site replying.
Happy 6th Birthday Ethan! You are a rarity.....a little boy held hostage by a Christian gun nut and the FBI DIDN'T kill you !
Yeah, kinda wondered about that... were not a lot of smiles behind the suit giving the news conference info. Also interesting that it took longer to name all the people standing behind him than it took for the actual information provided.
Thank you God! I’ve been praying too..
“Why did the feds have to be involved in the first place?”
Thank the Lindburgh baby. In the wake of the kidnapping, the federal government granted itself jurisdiction in cases of kidnappers crossing state lines. In addition, individual states also passed “little Lindburgh Laws” ceding jerisdiction to the FBI and all kidnappings. Plus, a state can ask for FBI intervention. I’m not at which level this happens at, but the FBI brings experience and resourses that a state may not have.
Thanks for the info.
Yes, all praise and glory to His blessed Name. I prayed, as well, as did so many others, I am sure.
Wonderful now just off the bastard
Thank you for answering our prayers, Lord. I have been praying for this precious child since it was first reported. Great news and I hope this child is okay mentally and physically.
YES!!!! Thank you for posting this awesome news!
Heh, I think they already did.
I noted that as well. But he said “FBI agents entered..”
so apparently they were the front line anyway.
Thanks be To GOD!!!!!!
At least one report did say he had a TV, so I suspect that is why the news about him was was circumspect.