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Gunman dead and boy hostage ALIVE as hostage standoff in Alabama bunker ends after seven days
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/4/13 | Thomas Durante and Laura Collins In Midland City, Alabama Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/n

Posted on 02/04/2013 2:23:16 PM PST by ColdOne

The 'survivalist killer' who allegedly gunned down a bus driver before taking a boy hostage in an underground bunker is now dead as the dramatic ordeal has ended after seven days.

The five-year-old boy hostage, known only as Ethan, was taken away from the scene and is believed to be in fine condition.

Multiple news outlets have reported that the gunman, 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, is deceased, but the cause of his death was not immediately known.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: jimmyleedykes; rescue
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1 posted on 02/04/2013 2:23:20 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
Sounds to me like he went to sleep and never woke up again.

Prayers for the kid.

2 posted on 02/04/2013 2:29:12 PM PST by OKSooner ("Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell No!!")
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To: ColdOne

Too bad we can’t hang the bastard.


3 posted on 02/04/2013 2:33:57 PM PST by Southern Partisan
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To: ColdOne
Thank GOD!!! My fear was this would end badly. My hats off to the LEO’s who waited until they could get the boy out (semi)-safely. Prayers to the boy, who will probably re-live this nightmare for years to come.
4 posted on 02/04/2013 2:35:09 PM PST by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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Prayers to the boy...

You mean "prayers FOR the boy?"

5 posted on 02/04/2013 2:36:52 PM PST by brewcrew
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To: ColdOne

Praise God.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 2:37:21 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ColdOne

Excellent news!


7 posted on 02/04/2013 2:38:03 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: ColdOne

“Deceased”? The creep is now worm food. There. That sounds better.


8 posted on 02/04/2013 2:39:12 PM PST by I want the USA back (Liberalism is an incurable failure of the mind's ability to think rationally.)
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To: ColdOne

This situation is the liberals fault.

They have demonized gun owners and made normal people afraid. They drove this old man over the edge and look what happened. A liberal should pay reparation for this


9 posted on 02/04/2013 2:40:47 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: ColdOne
...gunman, 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, is deceased...

The way it should be. According to news conference, he was seen holding a gun and LEO's entered, rescued the boy and said Dykes was deceased!

10 posted on 02/04/2013 2:42:01 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: ColdOne

Several loud booms were heard, and not long after an ambulance drove away, presumably taking the boy for a medical checkup.

My first thought was concussion grenades, and I see that one of the reporters speculates the same.

It’s good to hear that this turned out well.


11 posted on 02/04/2013 2:42:36 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Traveler59
Prayers to the boy, who will probably re-live this nightmare for years to come.

A case like this is where a psychiatrist is reallk needed. Also let's hope this kid turns out somewhat normal.

12 posted on 02/04/2013 2:44:46 PM PST by libstripper
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To: Cicero

>>It’s good to hear that this turned out well.<<

As well as possible.. that kid is going to be traumatized, maybe for life (I hope not — little kids are pretty resilient).

This week is the kid’s birthday from what I heard this morning.


13 posted on 02/04/2013 2:46:02 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Fai Mao
That is a bizarre statement. I assume you are attempting to make a joke about a situation that is not in any funny.

This situation is the liberals fault. They have demonized gun owners and made normal people afraid. They drove this old man over the edge and look what happened. A liberal should pay reparation for this

14 posted on 02/04/2013 2:46:08 PM PST by FarmerW ( - Milton Friedman - The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.)
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To: ColdOne

15 posted on 02/04/2013 2:46:08 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: libstripper

Will Obammma take credit for this as well? I’m glad this ended the way it did.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 2:46:41 PM PST by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: ColdOne

If the SOB is dead, why does the paper have to say he “allegedly” shot the bus driver before taking the boy hostage?


17 posted on 02/04/2013 2:46:51 PM PST by heartwood
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To: ColdOne

The reporter states he was a ‘survivalist killer’

Whatever such a thing is, is this a reporter’s opinion?

I’m glad this guy is at room temperature. What I’m questioning is if the reporter is manufacturing anti-2A fodder.


18 posted on 02/04/2013 2:47:21 PM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: ColdOne

I’m so glad.....That bastard should have been eliminated when he beat the dog to death with a pipe.


19 posted on 02/04/2013 2:51:52 PM PST by 1217Chic
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To: shadeaud
Will Obammma take credit for this as well? I’m glad this ended the way it did.

If this weren't such a serious issue, I can see Obama-the-skeet-shooter being photoshopped onto that pic in post #15.


20 posted on 02/04/2013 2:52:34 PM PST by TomGuy
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