Breaking: Alabama Hostage Crisis Over – Young Boy Released – Gunman Is Dead (Video)

FOX News is reporting the five year-old hostage in Alabama has been released.
The man who held him captive for seven days is dead.
Reporters said there was a boom and then the boy was released.
Officials say the boy is OK.

UPDATE: FOX News reported the FBI entered the bunker and rescued the boy after Jimmy Lee Dykes was seen waving around a gun on Monday afternoon.

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  • This would be good news, glad they boy is alright. Also glad taxpayers will not have to foot this low life captors stay in prison.

    Wonder if the captor committed suicide or was shot by a swat team by one of them evil automatic weapons, you know one of them weapons that I wish that school bus driver would have been packing…..

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  • Sean

    Thank God.

  • bg


    yes, Thank You God, Amen..


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  • Economan

    So sorry that the little kid had to go through that ordeal.

  • OldSailor

    That is the best news I’ve heard today. Thank you God for helping the authorities with this rescue.

  • American Woman

    Thank God, the little boy survived.

    Sadly, Hadiya Pendleton, a lovely and talented 15 year old girl was not so fortunate this year.

    She lived in Chicago with some of the tightest gun control laws in the nation, but those laws can’t seem to keep guns out of the hands of criminals (because criminals have no respect for the law).

    The 15-year-old girl had performed in President Barack Obama’s inauguration festivities and was killed in a Chicago park as she talked with friends.

    She was Chicago’s 42nd slaying in 2013, a part of Chicago’s bloodiest January in more than a decade.

    There were more than 500 homicides in Chicago in 2012.

    Read that story here:

  • Kate

    Answered prayer for the boy’s safety. Wonder why this guy was running loose in the first place considering all the bizarre and dangerous behavior he had been exhibiting for some time. Whatever happened to preventing tragedies? Why do we always have to react?

  • bg


    truly heart-wrenching, as 5 year old was also Austistic.. 🙁


  • bg


    of course Obama is on spewing the ruse about assault weapons
    and making tougher gun laws.. 🙄 and not one word about Mental
    Illness yet again.. *sigh*

    [Suicide, Violence Link Hidden by Big Pharma

    [In 2005, it was found that link between Prozac and suicidal behavior
    was kept a secret. The BBC even reported in as early as the year 2000
    that Prozac ‘led to suicide’. Oftentimes killers will end their own lives after
    shootings, or attempt to force the cops to kill them. This is essentially a
    form of suicide with a mixture of murderous tendencies.

    If Prozac can drive someone to suicide, could it also drive someone to
    end someone else’s life? Paxil, an anti-depressant drug, was found to
    be linked to violent behavior in 2006. The link incited multiple lawsuits,
    and brings up questions as to whether or not similar drugs have the
    same effects. Anti-depressants have horrible side effects, but about
    the even more hardcore drugs, such as the drugs that many of the
    other killers were taking? These psychotropics may have been the
    final straw in pushing Lanza and others over the edge, the final push
    that they needed to go through with the horrendous act.]

    January 22, 2013

    Top psychiatrist: Meds behind school massacres

    [Psychotropic drugs “prescribed for school
    children cause violent behavior,” Healy stated.

    The drugs are widely used in the U.S. as antidepressants by doctors
    working in the mental health field and increasingly by primary care
    doctors, he noted.

    Healey insisted the problem today is that doctors working with schools
    to control the behavior of children are inclined to prescribe SSRI drugs
    without serious consideration of adverse consequences.

    “The pharmaceutical companies made these drugs with the idea of
    making money,” he said. “There’s a wide range of problems when it
    comes to looking at these drugs for children. Very few children have
    serious problems that warrant treatment with pills that have the risks
    SSRI drugs have.”]

    Obama & Big Pharma

    January 31, 2013

    1,100 Green Berets set record straight on guns

    [“In each of these mass shooting incidents the perpetrator
    was mentally unstable,” the Green Berets says [..]

    Also, the violence in video games needs to be addressed.]


  • FurryGuy

    #11 February 4, 2013 at 6:01 pm
    bg commented:


    of course Obama is on spewing the ruse about assault weapons
    and making tougher gun laws.. 🙄 and not one word about Mental
    Illness yet again.. *sigh*

    If the now dead gunman can be even peripherally linked (or a link fabricated and spun by the American Pravda propaganda complex) to Republicans/Conservatives/the NRA/etc. then you can bet your bottom dollar the mental illness angle will be trotted out faster than Warp 12.

  • FurryGuy

    To be perfectly honest I am really surprised, gobsmacked even, the background affiliations this guy had haven’t come up yet in media reports.

    Unless he was so strongly Leftist/Prog/Lib that the American Pravda propaganda complex is working overtime to non-person his associations from the record, or simply finding as big a hole to bury them.

  • Llarry

    The FBI HRT made the rescue. Think about that. They entered a bunker by blowing it open, stormed it, and killed the kidnapper without harming the child. To have that much skill requires high-tech weapons and endless training.

    That’s why I don’t get upset when I see government agents training with guns and armored vehicles. The vast majority of them are there to protect us against the criminals of the world.

  • Maudie N Mandeville

    Boy, Dykes looks and sounds EXACTLY like a filthy rich greedy Republican. First of all, he’s a murderer as are all the Republican black murderers in Detroit, Chicago, Wash DC, Compton and New Orleans. Second, he was arrested for smoking El ropo (dead give away, just like all those Republican OWSer’s). Thirdly, he’s threatened to shoot children just like all those pro-life Republicans. Fourthly, he has no wife and is estranged from his only daughter just like all those pro-family zero-population Republicans who squeal about ‘marriage’ and overpopulating the earth.

    Case closed! This guy went door to door for Romney on his bicycle and a white shirt.

  • Patty

    How was he killed.

    and then this:
    The agent said negotiations with Dykes “deteriorated” in the past 24 hours.

    “Mr. Dykes was observed holding a gun,” Richardson said. “At this point, the FBI agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child.”

    The boy, identified only as Ethan, “appears physically unharmed” and is being treated at a hospital, authorities said.


    the FBI agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, WOW, the boy WAS in Imminent danger a Week ago.

  • Patty


    Revealed: Marine who ‘killed’ famous sniper threatened to ‘blow his brains out and kill his family months before shooting two men at gun range’

    Eddie Ray Routh arrested Saturday for murder of top U.S. sniper Chris Kyle and Kyle’s friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range
    Guards had to Taser Routh on Sunday night in prison after he attacked
    Now placed him on suicide watch and have him tied to a chair
    Former Congressman Ron Paul tweeted: ‘He who lives by the sword dies by the sword’

    Read more:

  • Patty
  • Patty


    O’reilly interviewing NOW friend of Chris Kyle.

  • Patty


    Ron Paul Implies Chris Kyle Got What He Deserved After Punching, Offending His Friend Jesse Ventura – UPDATE: Mediaite Calls Tweet ‘Contemptible’

  • bg


    FurryGuy #12 February 4, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    they’re already boasting about the guys long MENTAL
    ILLNESS record, and how he passed a background check..

    they REFUSE to address the real issues, they are hell bent on correcting
    Hitler et al mistakes, unfortunately, my great grandkids and theirs will be
    paying the price for the “hippies” of “academia” long after they’re dead &
    buried, not to mention forgotten.. *sigh*


  • bg


    February 4, 2013

    Officials: Boy safe, abductor dead after standoff

    [Government records and interviews with neighbors indicate that Dykes
    joined the Navy in Midland City, serving on active duty from 1964 to 1969.
    His record shows several awards, including the Vietnam Service Medal and
    the Good Conduct Medal. During his service, Dykes was trained in aviation


    “The nightmare is over. It’s been a long couple
    of years of having constant stress,” she said.

    Authorities have said Dykes gunned down 66-year-old bus driver
    Albert Poland Jr. before taking the boy from the bus. Poland, who
    was buried Sunday, has been hailed as a hero for protecting the
    other nearly two-dozen children on board from harm.

    “This man was a true hero who was willing to give up his life so
    others might live,” Gov. Robert Bentley said in a news release
    Monday after learning of the boy’s rescue.]

    God Bless & Thank You Mr. Albert Poland Jr., RIP..


  • Patty

    #27 February 4, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    bg commented:

    Yes, he was and will receive an award posthumously.

  • bg


    Maudie N Mandeville #15 February 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    you have a serious problem..

    do you have any idea how childish you sound??

    this is not about taking sides, this is about facing reality, there have
    been so many times the reality was the exact opposite of what the
    “trial by media frenzy” reported, yet we still give the benefit of the
    so often that it sometimes turns my stomach..


  • bg


    Maudie N Mandeville #15 February 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    bottom line:

    he was not black, white, democrat, republican, American,
    foreigner, rich, poor, etc, etc, etc, he was CRAZY period.


  • bg


    Maudie N Mandeville #15 February 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    btw, if that’s supposed to be
    sarc, something is missing.. 😀


  • shadow

    If the now dead gunman can be even peripherally linked (or a link fabricated and spun by the American Pravda propaganda complex) to Republicans/Conservatives/the NRA/etc

    Dykes was a loner who distrusted the government and who had a bunker on his rural property in Alabama. I guess to you that screams LIBERAL!

  • bg


    shadow #32 February 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    more like RADICAL, ergo, the ilk Obama sought (and found, that they are
    all crazy to one degree or another is undeniable, even to some LIBERALS,
    so it’s not all me or conservatives or any other label you care to use and
    abuse.. *sigh*)

  • bg


    shadow #32 February 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    ipso facto:

    Obama HATES the US Government, he want’s to abolish the US
    Constitution, aside from you being one of his IsaMarxist minions,
    who also HATE the US, who do you or he think he’s kidding?? 😈


  • Look-Out

    Happened to hear Beck on the radio say the government is encouraging returning soldiers to admit to PTSD…

    I bet they’d love to have as many as possible be diagnosed as such. That way they can deny/take away their guns in the future.

    Notice how IT WAS CLAIMED that the former soldier who shot and killed our most effective shooter/sniper Seal the other day had PTSD…though he’d NEVER seen battle or action….but, hey, that’ll work nicely for Barry.

  • Look-Out

    So this Dykes guy is a former soldier too…


    Might as well, Barry’s Homeland Security had them on THEIR terrorist list.

  • platypus

    Let’s see. Guy and kid are in a bunker four feet below surface. Only opening is a PVC ventilation pipe and a trapdoor (presumably secured from the inside). Cops “see” perp waving a gun around.


    My guess is they put a mini-cam in that HotWheels car they sent down there. Or maybe they used classified imaging technology. That would explain why the FBI was there even though the perp violated no federal laws – they don’t loan their stuff.

  • had enough yet?

    Let’s see …. bitter, angry, loner, obsessed with confrontation and admits to owning guns, openly displays aggression towards others, obviously teetering on the edge of sanity and looking for a way to vent his pent up anger …

    Hey, that sounds a lot like our SHADOW!!!

    Somebody better report him before he goes off on someone …

  • nate

    Most of the commenters on here are more lost that I thought. Yesterday afternoon I heard this guy was trying to get ahold of the media and an hour later he was “seen with a gun and shot dead” by the ‘authorities’. Lets break this down unemotionally according to terrorism psychology: 1. he committed a terrorist act in a terroristic manner. Murder, hostage taking, barricade situation. 2. Terrorists are not psychopaths, they are actually quite rational, in touch with reality, and follow a rational chain of events. 3. The next rationally expected step is to broadcast his message. What have you not heard at all? Zero details of 7 days worth of talks. You can write an Uncle Tom novel on 7 days worth of discussions. What you have heard is what the government released to you. You have made a judgement on what the government wanted you to know. You know what we call that in simple terms? Mind control. I’m starting to doubt he even killed the bus driver, because it doesn’t fit the personality that didn’t fire a shot during the ‘raid’. Oh, I live 8 miles from this situation. Yes, people who have studied terrorism psychology do exist in Alabama.

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  • Jeffery

    A lunatic anti-government survivalist murders a bus driver and kidnaps a child. Let’s all be thankful he didn’t murder all the children on the bus.

    Would it have violated the 2nd Amendment to keep a gun out of his hands?

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