January 30th, 2013
08:43 PM ET

Alabama Hostage Standoff: 5-year-old boy held in underground bunker

A tense situation continues in Midland City, Alabama where there is a standoff between cops and man who is holding a 5 year-old boy in an underground bunker on his property.

Neighbors say that man is 65 year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes.

Authorities say the boy was seized from a school bus at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon. The bus driver, 66-year-old Charles Poland Jr., was shot and killed, but school officials said Wednesday he saved 21 other children on board.

 Alabama bunker suspect faced court date, neighbors say

CNN's George Howell is at the scene of the standoff and has the latest.

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