Alabama hostage crisis

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This photograph released by the Alabama Department of Public Safety shows Jimmy Lee Dykes, a 65-year-old retired truck driver officials identify as the suspect in a fatal shooting and hostage standoff in Midland City, Ala. (AP Photo/Alabama Department of Public Safety)
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FBI Bureau Chief in Mobile, Steve Richardson, left, gives a statement to the media following the end of the hostage crisis in Midland City, Ala. on Monday afternoon, Feb. 4, 2013. Also pictured are Dale County Sheriff Wally Olsen, Dale County District Attorney Kirk Adams and State Trooper Kevin Cook. (AP Photo/The Dothan Eagle, Jay Hare)
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Ribbons adorn the fence of the elementary school in Midland City, Ala., on Sunday, February 3, 2013. The school is attended by a 5-year-old boy police say is being held hostage by a man who gunned down a school bus driver on January 29 and took the child and is holding him in a underground bunker. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
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Lauren Higginson, a student on Charles "Chuck" Poland's bus, hugs her teddy bear during the ceremony to honor Poland at the Ozark Civic Center on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Ozark, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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Jan Poland, center, walks in with son, Aaron and daughter Lydia to join friends and family to pay respects for Charles "Chuck" Poland at the Ozark Civic Center on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Ozark, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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Gabriel Cavender (Right), Kiya Buchanan (center), and Raechel Buchanan (left) hold up flags as the funeral procession for Charles "Chuck" Poland passes by on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Ozark, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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Friends and family sing and cry as they gather to pay respects for Charles "Chuck" Poland at the Ozark Civic Center on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Ozark, Ala. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 — a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War known as Jimmy to neighbors — gunned down Poland a school bus driver and then abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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Members of the Patriot Guard hold American Flags in honor of a fellow Vet as friends and family gather to pay respects for Charles "Chuck" Poland at the Ozark Civic Center on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Ozark, Ala. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 — a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War known as Jimmy to neighbors — gunned down Poland, a school bus driver and then abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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A sign posted on a tree in front of the Midland City Town Hall on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 asks for prayers and a safe rescue for a boy named Ethan who was taken hostage last week. Authorities stormed an underground bunker Monday in Alabama, freeing the 5-year-old boy who had been held hostage in the tiny underground shelter and leaving the boy's abductor dead. (AP Photo/The Dothan Eagle, Jay Hare)
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Aaron Poland consoles his mom as friends and family gather to pay respects for Charles "Chuck" Poland at the Ozark Civic Center on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Ozark, Ala. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 — a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War known as Jimmy to neighbors — gunned down Poland a school bus driver and then abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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Family members embrace during the funeral service of Charles “Chuck” Poland in Ozark, Ala., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 — a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War known as Jimmy to neighbors — gunned down Poland, a school bus driver, and then abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. (AP Photo/Dothan Eagle, Danny Tindell)
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Members of the Patriot Guard ride motorcycles in the procession to pay respects for Charles "Chuck" Poland at the Ozark Civic Center on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Ozark, Ala. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 — a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War known as Jimmy to neighbors — gunned down Poland a school bus driver and then abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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The funeral procession of slain bus driver Charles "Chuck" Poland makes its way down Highway 231 in Ozark, Ala., Sunday Over 60 motorcycles and dozens of school buses join the funeral procession. The Ozark Civic Center was packed with mourners for the funeral. Burial for Poland is in Newton Alabama. (AP Photo/AL.com, Joe Songer)
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Cade Smith, 6, watches the flame of his candle burn as his mother, Brandi, looks on during a candlelight vigil for the families involved in the ongoing hostage crisis Friday night, Feb. 1, 2013 in Midland City, Ala. The Smith family feels a connection to the autistic boy named Ethan being held hostage because their son, Cade, also has autism. (AP Photo/The Dothan Eagle, Jay Hare)
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Cole Wyatt watches the candle flicker as he sits with his mom, Sheree Wyatt, as friends gather to pray for a 5-year-old taken hostage, in Midland City, Ala., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 — a decorated Vietnam-era veteran known as Jimmy to neighbors — gunned down a school bus driver and then abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. The driver, 66-year-old Charles Albert Poland Jr., who was shot trying to protect children on his bus, was buried Sunday. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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James Stephens, left, and Autumn, center, join others to pray for a 5-year-old boy taken hostage, in Midland City, Ala., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 — a decorated Vietnam-era veteran known as Jimmy to neighbors — gunned down a school bus driver and then abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. The driver, 66-year-old Charles Albert Poland Jr., who was shot trying to protect children on his bus, was buried Sunday. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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James Stephens and Autumn kneel and pray for a 5-year-old boy taken hostage, in Midland City, Ala., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 — a decorated Vietnam-era veteran known as Jimmy to neighbors — gunned down a school bus driver and then abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. The driver, 66-year-old Charles Albert Poland Jr., who was shot trying to protect children on his bus, was buried Sunday. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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Friends and family gather to pay respects for Charles "Chuck" Poland at the Ozark Civic Center on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Ozark, Ala. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 — a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War known as Jimmy to neighbors — gunned down Poland a school bus driver and then abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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Alabama state trooper Kevin Cook, center right, is surrounded by members of the media following a news conference, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Midland City, Ala. Authorities said they still have an open line of communication with an Alabama man accused of abducting a 5-year-old child and holding him hostage in a bunker since Tuesday, Jan. 29. Sheriff Wally Olson said Saturday that Jimmy Lee Dykes has told them that he has blankets and an electric heater in the bunker. (AP Photo/al.com, Joe Songer).
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An Ozark, Ala., ambulance carries the boy named Ethan out of the area where a gunman has held him hostage since last Tuesday. Authorities stormed the underground bunker Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, freeing the 5-year-old boy who had been held hostage for nearly a week in the tiny underground shelter and leaving the boy's abductor dead. (AP Photo/The Dothan Eagle, Jay Hare)
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Law enforcement officials continue to work the scene of an ongoing hostage crisis in Midland City, Ala., Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Local, state and federal officers wait out a man accused of shooting and killing a school bus driver, then snatching a 5-year-old child. Suspect Jimmy Lee Dykes has been holed up in a bunker on his property with the child since the late afternoon shooting on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/al.com, Julie Bennett)
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Police and emergency personnel remain on site at the property of Jimmy Lee Sykes, a suspect accused of holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker on Saturday Feb. 2, 2013 in Midland City, Ala. Negotiators were still trying to persuade Jimmy Lee Dykes to surrender. Police have said they believe the Lee Dykes, a Vietnam-era veteran, fatally shot a school bus driver Tuesday, and then abducted the boy from the bus and disappeared into the home-made bunker. (AP Photo/al.com, Joe Songer)

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Authorities stormed an underground bunker Monday in Alabama, freeing a 5-year-old boy who had been held hostage for nearly a week in the tiny underground shelter and leaving the boy's abductor dead.

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