Jimmy Lee Dykes, the man who held a 5-year-old boy hostage for nearly seven days in Alabama is dead. The boy appears to be physically unharmed, and is being treated at a local hospital.

Within the last 24 hours, authorities observed Dykes holding a gun, and and entered the underground bunker, fearing that the boy was in grave danger.

Dykes snatched the boy from a school bus after fatally shooting the driver on January 26th.

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