Alabama hostage situation http://apr.org en Authorities: Captor Shot and Boy Freed Safely From Six-Day Hostage Ordeal in Underground Bunker http://apr.org/post/authorities-captor-shot-and-boy-freed-safely-six-day-hostage-ordeal-underground-bunker <P>Officials say law enforcement officers stormed an underground bunker in southeastern Alabama, freeing a 5-year-old boy and shooting his captor to death after they became convinced the child was in imminent danger.</P> <P>Authorities said 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes had taken the child off a school bus after fatally shooting the driver on Jan 29. Dykes had remained holed up in the bunker with the child.</P> <P>Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson said late Monday that Dykes was armed when officers entered the bunker to rescue the child.</P> <P>Olson and others declined to say how Dykes died. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:46:13 +0000 The Associated Press 24362 at http://apr.org Authorities: Captor Shot and Boy Freed Safely From Six-Day Hostage Ordeal in Underground Bunker