Alabama Hostage Crisis: Boy Held Captive for 7 Days

Officials are still negotiating with the man who is holding a 5-year-old in an underground bunker.
2:06 | 02/04/13

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Transcript for Alabama Hostage Crisis: Boy Held Captive for 7 Days
Amy. It's day seven in the terrifying hostage standoff in alabama where a 5-year-old boy is being held captain nif a bunker by this man, jimmy lee dykes. Gio benitez has the latest. Reporter: When will this little boy with autism be let go. Police say he's not been med. This morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. It's been seven days since he stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. He's like, I'll kill y'all. Reporter: Police admit they have little to go on. Few demands, no motive. No sense of when the standoff may end. It gives them more time to study the bunker. Has he booby trapped the door? Reporter: Dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. They've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. They've used to it send the child comfort item, a red hot wheels car, potato chips, medicine. Over the weekend, a press conference to thank the hostage tark. I want to thank him for taking care of our child. That's very important. Reporter: Meantime, late sunday, this tight-knit community buried bus driver chuck poland, who died prote protecting the children. Ethan, hang tough little man. We love you. We're praying for you. Reporter: Little ethan's birthday is quickly approaching. He turn 6 in just a few days.

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