Skip to comments.Gunman dead and boy hostage ALIVE as hostage standoff in Alabama bunker ends after seven days
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.
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Prayers for the kid.
Too bad we can’t hang the bastard.
You mean "prayers FOR the boy?"
“Deceased”? The creep is now worm food. There. That sounds better.
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
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!
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.
A case like this is where a psychiatrist is reallk needed. Also let's hope this kid turns out somewhat normal.
>>Its 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.
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
Will Obammma take credit for this as well? I’m glad this ended the way it did.
If the SOB is dead, why does the paper have to say he “allegedly” shot the bus driver before taking the boy hostage?
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.
I’m so glad.....That bastard should have been eliminated when he beat the dog to death with a pipe.
Thank You Jesus. Prayers answered. Thank you
Any reporting on the reason he took the kid? Apparently he wanted this specific boy, was there some family connection?
” Too bad we cant hang the bastard.”
The upside is, his demise saved the taxpayers a lot of money.
We know we aren’t supposed to say anything but good about the dead. He’s dead. Good.
Sounded to me like he wanted 2 kids and only managed 1. Sounded random to me.
***The ‘survivalist killer’ ****
I suppose anyone who builds a tornado shelter will be considered by the MSM as “survivalist killer” now.
An early news story was that he boarded the school bus, demanded the driver hand over two (6-8year old?) boys. When the driver refused he shot the driver and grabbed this boy. Sounded pretty random.
just wait one stink’n minute. You mean to say the man was killed with gun violence ?
Did the LEOs bring this to a successful conclusion, or did Obama grab his trusty skeet shooter and handle it all by himself?
Was to be arrested and arraigned in court for shooting at cars
Supposedly had made a speed bump on dirt road in front of property
When a car hit it and and destroyed it started shooting at car
Good riddance to this whack job........
As an aside. Appears to make hiding in bunkers as a prep plan a waste of time and money. Didn't work in the Pacific in WW II, didn't work recently in Oregon or Washington (can't remember which) didn't work here, and safe rooms were proven to be a bust in Waco TX. What is an honest prepper to do?
“The reporter states he was a survivalist killer”
I’m suprised they didn’t call the guy a prepper killer.
Anyway thank God they got that kid out alive.
65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, is deceased, but the cause of his death was not immediately known
Oh they have been playing up the whole survivalist anti-government angle big time. They are repeating the mantra anti-government=murderous gun-nut/nut-job=prepper/survivalist.
“Too bad we cant hang the bastard.”
Hold on, maybe we can get up a petition!
Indeed. It looks like one needs to ask an additional question: “who are you trying to be safe from, regular criminals, or the federal government?”
I recall a story from a couple of years ago that some “spam king” was hiding in a safe room when they came to get him; they took turns with a chainsaw to the door.
Hope the kid doesn't develop PTSD. If he does, he may never be allowed the means to protect himself for the rest of his life.
Whatever such a thing is, is this a reporters opinion?
But of course. It's not as if reporters actually "report" any more. That's no longer their job. Their purpose is to help advance the regime's ideology. As such, they interweave every dispatch with opinion - that is to say, liberal ideology. They all use the common template.
Oh no, you don't understand! When the government commits the gun violence, it's OK! You see how the liberal mind works?
No question that this will have been a traumatic experience for the kid. But I would be hopeful that, as long as he has a decent and loving family to go back to, he will get over it.
He’ll remember it all his life. But as long as there is no connection to the people he lives with in everyday life—his family, his teachers, and so forth—he should find strength and reassurance there.
In other words, this experience would gradually be seen as something separate and different from his normal life, so hopefully the damage to his confidence will gradually fade away.
Church would help, too. Some sense that there is good and evil in the world, but that evil will not prevail, unless you give in to it and let it.
>>But I would be hopeful that, as long as he has a decent and loving family to go back to, he will get over it.<<
I think all your points are right on. He is young enough to bounce back, with the right support.
Don't insult this web site by taking the side of this nutcase. Blaming this kidnapping and murder on liberals is the sort of pathetic victimization that liberals employ. This sick SOB is no longer breathing which is how we all knew this was going to end. The FBI appears to have handled this one well.