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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

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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To: Traveler59
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 Bushbacker1 (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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To: ColdOne

Thank You Jesus. Prayers answered. Thank you


21 posted on 02/04/2013 2:54:15 PM PST by sunny48
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To: ColdOne

Any reporting on the reason he took the kid? Apparently he wanted this specific boy, was there some family connection?


22 posted on 02/04/2013 2:54:41 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Southern Partisan

” Too bad we can’t hang the bastard.”

***

The upside is, his demise saved the taxpayers a lot of money.


23 posted on 02/04/2013 2:57:39 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: ColdOne

We know we aren’t supposed to say anything but good about the dead. He’s dead. Good.


24 posted on 02/04/2013 3:00:35 PM PST by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: X-spurt

Sounded to me like he wanted 2 kids and only managed 1. Sounded random to me.


25 posted on 02/04/2013 3:06:14 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ColdOne

***The ‘survivalist killer’ ****

I suppose anyone who builds a tornado shelter will be considered by the MSM as “survivalist killer” now.


26 posted on 02/04/2013 3:09:18 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: X-spurt

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.


27 posted on 02/04/2013 3:14:06 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: ColdOne

just wait one stink’n minute. You mean to say the man was killed with gun violence ?

tsk tsk...


28 posted on 02/04/2013 3:17:29 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: ColdOne

AMEN


29 posted on 02/04/2013 3:19:53 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: heartwood

Good point.


30 posted on 02/04/2013 3:31:05 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: ColdOne

Great news!!!!

Did the LEOs bring this to a successful conclusion, or did Obama grab his trusty skeet shooter and handle it all by himself?


31 posted on 02/04/2013 3:46:05 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

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........


32 posted on 02/04/2013 3:48:02 PM PST by njslim (St)
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To: ColdOne
Glad this is over. Poor kid.

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?

33 posted on 02/04/2013 3:50:09 PM PST by onceone (0311, K Co., 3/5 1st Mar Div, RVN '68)
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To: Made In The USA

“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.


34 posted on 02/04/2013 3:52:11 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: OKSooner

65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, is deceased, but the cause of his death was not immediately known

Lead Poisoning


35 posted on 02/04/2013 3:57:07 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Made In The USA

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.


36 posted on 02/04/2013 4:03:12 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Southern Partisan

“Too bad we can’t hang the bastard.”

Hold on, maybe we can get up a petition!


37 posted on 02/04/2013 4:03:14 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: onceone

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.


38 posted on 02/04/2013 4:05:19 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy
Point well taken. Seems each instance I mentioned had some governmental body involved in the incident.

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.

39 posted on 02/04/2013 4:17:02 PM PST by onceone (0311, K Co., 3/5 1st Mar Div, RVN '68)
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To: Made In The USA
The reporter states he was a ‘survivalist killer’

Whatever such a thing is, is this a reporter’s 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.

40 posted on 02/04/2013 4:34:30 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Chuzzlewit
just wait one stink’n minute. You mean to say the man was killed with gun violence ?

tsk tsk...

Oh no, you don't understand! When the government commits the gun violence, it's OK! You see how the liberal mind works?

41 posted on 02/04/2013 4:57:44 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: freedumb2003

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.


42 posted on 02/04/2013 5:11:01 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

>>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.


43 posted on 02/04/2013 5:19:12 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Fai Mao
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

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.

44 posted on 02/04/2013 8:42:55 PM PST by plain talk
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