Alabama standoff with gunman Jimmy Lee Dykes continues ahead of child hostage's sixth birthday
ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Residents of a small Alabama town where a 5-year-old boy is being held hostage have one wish for his upcoming birthday: his safe release.
The standoff between police and the boy's captor, 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, has stretched into the sixth day in Midland City, a rural town about 90 miles south of Montgomery. Dykes has been holding the boy, identified as Ethan, captive in an underground bunker since last Tuesday.
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