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Boy in center of Alabama hostage standoff released, source says
foxnews.com ^ | 2/4/13

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alabamahostage; jimmyleedykes

1 posted on 02/04/2013 2:13:32 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

THANK YOU GOD! I’ve been so distraught by this and praying for that poor little boy!


2 posted on 02/04/2013 2:15:23 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Justaham

Many, many prayers. Answered.


3 posted on 02/04/2013 2:15:23 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Justaham

“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).


4 posted on 02/04/2013 2:15:39 PM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Justaham

Praying the little boy is okay.


5 posted on 02/04/2013 2:17:07 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Justaham

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.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 2:19:51 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: MestaMachine

Did Dykes kill himself?


7 posted on 02/04/2013 2:20:36 PM PST by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: freebird5850
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.

8 posted on 02/04/2013 2:23:06 PM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Justaham

Thank God this is over. Prayers for the little boy.


9 posted on 02/04/2013 2:23:11 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Justaham

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.


10 posted on 02/04/2013 2:23:32 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Justaham

Dykes was “found dead” per CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/04/us/alabama-child-hostage/index.html?hpt=hp_inthenews


11 posted on 02/04/2013 2:26:42 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

did a drone get him?


12 posted on 02/04/2013 2:27:41 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Just glad that the Algerian military wasn’t called on to assist in the rescue.


13 posted on 02/04/2013 2:28:48 PM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: freebird5850

Press conference in a few minutes. Watching Fox. Mothing confirmed yet.


14 posted on 02/04/2013 2:35:29 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Justaham

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.


15 posted on 02/04/2013 2:36:22 PM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: MestaMachine

Ns and Ms do not have chocolate inside.
Anyway, conference to start in five minutes.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 2:37:50 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: alancarp

Okay, I’m wrong: FBI recovered the kid by force - Dykes did not off himself. Nice job!!


17 posted on 02/04/2013 2:39:20 PM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: MestaMachine

FBI SAC Richardson reporting that they entered the bunker to regain the child and the bad guy is deceased.


18 posted on 02/04/2013 2:39:20 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: alancarp

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.


19 posted on 02/04/2013 2:42:25 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: GRRRRR

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.


20 posted on 02/04/2013 2:43:12 PM PST by Starstruck (All goverments become tyrannical. Individuals determine when they do.)
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To: GRRRRR

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.


21 posted on 02/04/2013 2:45:50 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: alancarp

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.


22 posted on 02/04/2013 2:46:21 PM PST by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: Justaham

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.


23 posted on 02/04/2013 2:53:45 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Starstruck

Why did the feds have to be involved in the first place?


24 posted on 02/04/2013 2:55:34 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: jiggyboy

Liberal scum on that site replying.


25 posted on 02/04/2013 2:55:47 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: GRRRRR
Holy crap! I guess FBI learned at Waco that tear gas, cyanide, and incindiaries aren't the first thing you use on little kids!

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 !

/.....morbid sarcasm.

26 posted on 02/04/2013 2:57:30 PM PST by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: NautiNurse

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.


27 posted on 02/04/2013 3:22:20 PM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Thank you God! I’ve been praying too..


28 posted on 02/04/2013 3:33:06 PM PST by aimee5291
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“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.


29 posted on 02/04/2013 3:43:21 PM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: Owl558

Thanks for the info.


30 posted on 02/04/2013 3:48:56 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: aimee5291

Yes, all praise and glory to His blessed Name. I prayed, as well, as did so many others, I am sure.


31 posted on 02/04/2013 4:22:33 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Justaham

Wonderful now just off the bastard


32 posted on 02/04/2013 4:47:59 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Justaham

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.


33 posted on 02/04/2013 5:09:44 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Justaham

YES!!!! Thank you for posting this awesome news!


34 posted on 02/04/2013 5:54:10 PM PST by MarMema
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To: al baby

Heh, I think they already did.


35 posted on 02/04/2013 6:01:51 PM PST by MarMema
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To: NautiNurse

I noted that as well. But he said “FBI agents entered..”
so apparently they were the front line anyway.


36 posted on 02/04/2013 6:03:09 PM PST by MarMema
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Thanks be To GOD!!!!!!


37 posted on 02/04/2013 7:44:04 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: alancarp

At least one report did say he had a TV, so I suspect that is why the news about him was was circumspect.


38 posted on 02/04/2013 8:30:49 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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