BREAKING NEWS: Alabama Hostage Standoff Ends With Kidnapper Dead, Child Safe

Source: Victor Blackwell, Martin Savidge and Carol Cratty / CNN

Midland City, Alabama – A six-day hostage standoff came to an end Monday when a man holed up a bunker was found dead and police recovered the 5-year-old he abducted, according to a law enforcement official.

The child appeared to be OK emerging from the ordeal, the official said.

Two ambulances left the scene shortly before 4 p.m. (5 p.m. ET).

Last Tuesday, police say, Jimmy Lee Dykes boarded a Dale County school bus and demanded the driver hand over two children.

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