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Boy held hostage in underground bunker, suspects' neighbors describe him as a menace

Swat teams and hostage negotiators continue to surround an underground bunker in Midland City tonight - that's about 100 miles south of Montgomery - where a five year-old boy is being held hostage.

On Tuesday, authorities say a man who neighbors have identified as 65 year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes stopped a school bus, shot the driver dead, and took a random kindergartener to the bunker on his property.

Neighbors describe the Vietnam veteran as a survivalist and a menace to the community who has a history of threatening people.

CNN's Victor Blackwell is about a half a mile away from the scene with the latest.


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