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where it is now day s of hostage drama. That 5-year-old boying abouty held in an underground bunker. Tonight we learn what his captor is asking for and about the boy's condition, why his mother is so worried. Gio benitez in alabama again tonight. Reporter: An alabama community shaken by a standoff now in its sixth day came together to mourn 66-year-old school bus driver chuck poland. Mr. Poland was a gentle and kind man. Reporter: Letters from children read aloud. Tuesday afternoon police say 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes got on to the school bus demanding two children, shot and killed poland, then kidnapped a 5-year-old named ethan, holding him hostage in his home-made underground bunker. Now mr. Poland is an angel. He's watching over ethan. Reporter: Also watching overnight, drones. We spotted them this morning flying over the bunker site. We're told dykes has demanded that a reporter be sent down into the bunker to speak with him. The fbi tells us, quote, mr. Dykes continues to make the child as comfortable as possible. Even so, people close to the child's family say ethan's mom is devastated and worried because ethan has a form of autism. He has behavior problems, and she doesn't want him to get into one of those moods where he's uncontrollable. Reporter: As we told you last night, ethan's birthday is this week. He turns 6. So he could spend it as a hostage, david.
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