Alabama hostage situation ends with child safe, kidnapper dead (via NJ.com)

Seven days after an Alabama man killed a school bus driver, stole a child and held him in a bunker, the situation has been resolved and the child is free, according to a report on AL.com. Law enforcement officials confirmed to AL.com that 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes was dead, but declined to say whether…



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  1. slamfu February 5, 2013 at 10:53 am

    An ending too good to be true. Hats off the the boys in blue in Alabama for a perfect rescue in a seemingly impossible hostage situation. I look forward to hearing more details.

  2. dduck February 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

    What slam said.
    Plus, I notice that good news attracts fewer commenters than if this had ended in the child being killed or hurt. I guess bad news will always outsell the good type. Just saying.

  3. zusa1 February 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Good point dd, unfortunately.

  4. Enkindle February 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Well let me expose myself as a “Good News” buyer and just say: I’m waiting with baited breath for the online magazine details of this event. Especially the part about explosive booby traps and; where and how the heck did this lunatic gain access to explosives…?!