Alabama Abduction Negotiations End With Kidnapper Dead

An update on the AL abduction story:

A 5-year-old boy held captive for seven days in an underground bunker in southern Alabama is alive and his kidnapper, Jimmy Lee Dykes, is dead, FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen Richardson said at a press briefing on Monday afternoon.

“Within the past 24 hours negotiations deteriorated and Mr. Dykes was observed holding a gun,” Richardson, of the Mobile, Ala., office, said in a brief statement. “At this point, FBI agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child.”

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-Becca Lower

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