At last the siege is over for 6 year-old special needs child, named Ethan, abducted by armed survivalist Jimmy Lee Dykes 6 days ago in Alabama.
FBI agents stormed the underground bunker to rescue a five-year-old boy after growing concern for the suspect’s mental state, observing him with a gun and ultimately ‘fearing the child was in imminent danger’.
During a press conference, FBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Richardson, said that negotiations had broken down and Dykes had been seen holding a gun.
Those actions forced the hand of FBI agents, who entered the bunker.
“At approximately 3.12pm, FBI agents safely recovered the child who was being held hostage for nearly a week.
Within the past 24 hours negotiations deteriorated and Mr Dykes was observed holding a gun.
At this point FBI agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child.
‘The child appears physically unharmed and is being treated at a local hospital. The subject is deceased.
The resolution of the matter is a direct result of the extraordinary collaboration of law enforcement at all levels.”
As news of the resolution spread, cars passing by the site honked their horns in celebration.
Thank God the helpless boy is safe.