FBI: Officers Stormed Bunker When Child in Danger

Comments: 2  | Leave A Comment
  • advertisement
  • MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Officers stormed an underground bunker in Alabama where a 5-year-old boy had been held hostage for nearly a week. Authorities rescued the child leaving the boy’s abductor dead, officials said Monday.

    Steve Richardson with the FBI’s office in Mobile said at a news conference Monday afternoon that negotiations had deteriorated with 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, a man neighbors described as an isolated loner. Dykes had been seen with a gun, and officers believed the boy was in imminent danger, Richardson said.

    Officers stormed the bunker just after 3 p.m. CST to rescue the child, who was taken to a hospital in nearby Dothan. Officials have said the child has Asperger’s syndrome.

    However, it was not immediately clear how Dykes died.

    Melissa Nighton, the city clerk in Midland City, said a woman had been praying in the town center Monday afternoon. Not long after, the mayor called her with news that Dykes was dead and that the boy was safe.

    “She must have had a direct line to God because shortly after she left, they heard the news,” Nighton said.

    1 2 Next page »

    Tags: » » » » »

    • More Related Content

    Comments

    2 thoughts on “FBI: Officers Stormed Bunker When Child in Danger

    1. before I saw the receipt which was of $8995, I didn’t believe …that…my father in law woz actualie receiving money in their spare time on their apple laptop.. there aunt has been doing this 4 only 9 months and resantly paid for the depts on there cottage and got a brand new Fiat Multipla. this is where I went…….. BIT40.ℂOℳ

    2. Pingback: Tom Joyner News: Officers Stormed Bunker When Child in Danger! | 93.1 WZAK

    Add Your Comment

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s