Abducted Alabama Boy Rescued

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press


Officials say they stormed a bunker in Alabama to rescue a 5-year-old child being held hostage there, after his abductor was seen with a gun.

Steve Richardson with the FBI's office in Mobile said that negotiations deteriorated and that 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes had been seen with a gun.

At that, officers believed the child was in imminent danger. Officers entered the bunker just after 3 p.m.

Earlier Monday, officials had said they had been sending food and medicine to Dykes and the boy in the bunker.

The boy has Asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.


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