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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:53 AM

Alabama abduction: Boy still held in underground bunker [View all]

Source: LA Times

Police negotiated through a 4-inch ventilation pipe Friday with the suspected gunman holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker in rural southeast Alabama, four days after a man shot and killed a bus driver while abducting the boy from a school bus.

The man, believed to be Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, remained holed up with the boy in a bunker that police said was equipped with food, electricity and a working TV near a rural road in tiny Midland City. Police have provided no motive for the shooting or abduction, but neighbors have described Dykes as a menacing figure who would confront them angrily over minor incidents.

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“His friends and his neighbors stated that he did not trust the government, that he was a Vietnam vet, and that he had PTSD,” Byrd said, according to the center. “He was standoffish;, didn’t socialize or have any contact with anybody. He was a survivalist type.”

Neighbors have told reporters that Dykes lived in a camping trailer on the dirt road, not far from the site of the bunker. James Davis Jr., the neighbor’s son allegedly menaced by Dykes, has said in TV interviews that Dykes told him he built it as a tornado shelter.


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-alabama-kidnap-bus-driver-20130201,0,1369250.story



Another right wing, gun nut, doomsday prepper goes crazy.

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