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  • Alabama Hostage Situation

    Ethan, the 5-year-old boy held hostage in a nearly week-long standoff in Alabama, is in good spirits and apparently unharmed. He turned 6 on Feb. 6, 2013 and organizers were planning a birthday party for him so big that they were considering using a high school football stadium for the bash.
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  • Alabama Hostage Situation

    Jimmy Lee Dykes, a 65-year-old retired truck driver, is seen in a police booking photo. Officials identified Dykes as the suspect who held hostage a 5-year-old boy in an underground bunker during a six-day standoff with authorities in Midland City, Ala. The child was rescued and Dykes died at the scene.
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  • Alabama Hostage Situation

    FBI agents and Dale County Sheriff's deputies secure the residence where young Ethan was rescued on Feb. 4, 2013. Kidnapper Jimmy Lee Dykes was a decorated Vietnam vet who grew up in the area. Neighbors said he once beat a dog with a lead pipe and had threatened to shoot children who set foot on his property.
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  • Alabama Hostage Situation

    FBI agents and Dale County negotiators used a pipe to communicate with captor Jimmy Lee Dykes while he held Ethan hostage. The pipe was also used to send food, medicine and other items into the bunker. Dykes had two homemade explosive devices on his property, of of which was in the pipe, and engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents before they stormed the bunker and killed him, the FBI said.
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  • Alabama Hostage Situation

    The small town of Midland City put out signs in support of Ethan who was abducted from a school bus and held hostage for six days in the southwest Alabama town of Midland City, Ala.
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  • Alabama Hostage Situation

    A tent covered the underground bunker where Ethan was rescued by law enforcement agents after being held for nearly a week. FBI agents placed the tent over the bunker to protect the evidence below.
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  • Alabama Hostage Situation

    Cpl. Shaun Cunningham, with the Napier Field Police Department, organizes gifts, birthday cards and money in Napier Field, Ala., for Ethan. The boy was rescued by the FBI when they stormed the bunker where he'd been held captive for six days. His captor, Jimmy Lee Dykes, was killed.
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  • Alabama Hostage Situation

    Federal, state and local law enforcement officers remained on the scene, Feb. 5, 2013, In Midland City, Ala., a day after the hostage crisis ended Monday afternoon. The young boy involved in the crisis was rescued and the gunman was killed.
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  • Alabama Hostage Situation

    Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson and FBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Richardson speak to reporters concerning the resolution of the seven day hostage situation, Feb. 4, 2013 in Midland City, Ala.
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  • Alabama Hostage Situation

    Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson speaks to reporters concerning the resolution of the seven day hostage situation, Feb. 4, 2013 in Midland City, Ala.
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  • Alabama Hostage Situation

    An FBI bomb technician, other agents and Alabama State troopers prepare to walk to the bunker to process the crime scene, Feb. 5, 2013 in Midland City, Ala.
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  • Alabama Hostage Situation

    FBI agents and Alabama State troopers walk up the hill to the bunker to process the crime scene, Feb. 5, 2013 in Midland City, Ala.
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  • Alabama Hostage Situation

    Law enforcement personnel load provisions into a bus during the third day of a nearly week-long hostage crisis involving a 5-year-old boy named Ethan in Midland City, Ala, Jan 31, 2013.
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