FREED!!! Midland City, Alabama Hostage Crisis Over, 5 Year Old Boy Ethan Rescued & Safe … 65 Year Old Abductor Jimmy Lee Dykes Killed
Thankfully, this hostage situation came to a conclusion with a happy ending.
After a one week hostage standoff, authorities stormed the bunker and rescued 5 year old Ethan who had been taken hostage by Jimmy Lee Dykes. The FFBI stated that negotiations had deteriorated with in the final 24 hours. The 65 year old Dykes was killed in the assault. Police felt that the boy of in imminent danger as to the reason why they finally took action and took out the abductor. Dykes had taken the 5 year old boy hostage and retreated to the underground bunker after he had killed a school bus driver. Authorities are not saying how they took out Dykes, but it is obvious that they had eyes on him through some type of fiber optic video camera watching the abductors every movement. If there was an air vent, that means there was a means to access the bunker with high tech fiber optics. Authorities as reporting that Ethan is doing fine.
A 5-year-old boy freed Monday after being held captive in an underground bunker for six days is laughing and smiling and playing with his favorite toy dinosaur after being reunited with his family, authorities said.
The boy’s kidnapper is dead, but officials offered no details on the raid that freed the boy — identified only by his first name, Ethan — and left his abductor fatally shot.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Richardson visited Ethan at a hospital, where he was in a private area with heavy security.
“He is doing fine,” Richardson told reporters at a late-night news conference. “He’s laughing, joking, playing, eating.”