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FBI rescues Alabama boy from bunker; kidnapper is dead

Publié par Clifford Armion le 02/05/2013

David Zucchino

A 5-year-old Alabama boy held hostage in an underground bunker for nearly a week was rescued Monday in a swift operation that left the kidnapper dead, federal authorities said.
The boy, identified only as Ethan, was whisked to safety and was "doing fine," an FBI agent told reporters in Midland City, Ala. Agents feared the boy was in "imminent danger" after they saw that his abductor, 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, was holding a gun.
Negotiations with the gunman had deteriorated over the previous 24 hours, according to FBI Special Agent Stephen E. Richardson, prompting agents to storm the bunker at 3:12 p.m.
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"FBI rescues Alabama boy from bunker; kidnapper is dead", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 23/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/fbi-rescues-alabama-boy-from-bunker-kidnapper-is-dead