Tuesday, February 5 2013, 01:20 PM MST
Five-Year-Old Hostage Rescued in Alabama
(KUTV) A 5-year-old boy has been rescued after being held hostage for one week by an accused killer in Alabama.
The suspected gunman is dead and the 5-year-old boy, known only as Ethan, is safe.
The standoff ended Monday afternoon when police entered the underground bunker where Jimmy Lee Dykes was holding the boy after seeing the suspect holding a gun.
The standoff began last Tuesday, when police say Dykes boarded a school bus, shot the driver dead and kidnapped the boy.
Authorities have not yet revealed how Dykes died or further details of the raid.
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