Alabama 5-year-old Hostage: Negotiations Continue

A young boy taken from his school bus is being held in an underground bunker.
2:15 | 01/31/13

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Now, we're going to turn to the latest on the harrowing hostage drama in alabama. A 5-year-old boy taken from his school bus on tuesday afternoon, now held by a gunman in an underground bunker. Police are in an tense standoff. And gio benitez is in alabama with this story. Reporter: This is a tense yet delicate situation. Delicate because we're talking about a 5-year-old little boy, a kindergartner. And right now, priority number one is getting him out alive. The boy is being held in a bunker about eight feet below ground. Police say the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes likely has enough food and supplies to remain under ground for weeks. Dykes has been communicating with police through a pipe extending from the bunker to the surface. The child has autism. Dykes has allowed the boy to watch television. God would intervene in this situation. Reporter: Praying for the 5-year-old boy, being held by the man who abducted him at gun point tuesday afternoon. Nearly 40 hours have passed since charles poland heroically tried to prevent the kidnapping. But he was shot to death. Now, all of the fears are on the boy's safety. Pray. Reporter: What do police do now? I believe in prayer. I pray that we resolve this peaceably. We have a lot of people here. A lot of volunteers. A lot of law enforcement agencies here to do what they can to get this job done. Reporter: Former fbi lead hostage negotiator, chris boss, says it is essential for police to be patient. The more patience they take, is less likely they are to the make mistakes. Reporter: Right now, the question is why? What is the motive? And right now, we don't know. But we do know, we're told, that there is no previous connection between this man and the little boy. Elizabeth? I am hoping this end wells. We sure do. We're going to go to

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