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FBI: Officers stormed bunker when child in danger

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Posted at 5:39 PM, Feb 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-04 14:33:17-05

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - Officials say they stormed a bunker in Alabama to rescue a 5-year-old child being held hostage there after his abductor was seen with a gun.

      Steve Richardson with the FBI's office in Mobile said at a news conference Monday afternoon that negotiations deteriorated and that 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes had been seen with a gun.

      At that, officers believed the child was in imminent danger. Officers entered the bunker just after 3 p.m. CST.

      It was not immediately clear how Dykes died.