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Alabama Hostage Crisis Enters Fifth Day

An Alabama man holding a terrified young boy hostage in an underground bunker might not be giving up any time soon, authorities said.

Police were negotiating through a 4-inch ventilation pipe with the man, believed to be Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65,a Vietnam veteran and retired truck driver with a wicked temper and a history of threatening neighbors.

Authorities were tight lipped about the conversation with Dykes but said the hostage situation, which entered its fifth day on Saturday, might stretch on for a while. Dykes is holding a 5-year-old boy identified as Ethan who was snatched off a bus at gunpoint.

Source: New York Daily News. Read full article. (link)

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  • John Galt||

    Hopefully they don't kill the man before he gets a chance to explain just what the ___ he was trying to accomplish.

  • JeremyR||

    Maybe I watch too many TV shows, but couldn't they put knock out gas or something down the ventilation pipe?

  • Gladstone||

    "Obama Hostage Crisis enters its fifth year"