02/04/2013
5-year-old hostage safe after week-long standoff

A 5-year-old boy diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome was trapped in a homemade underground bunker for a week after Jimmy Lee Dykes killed the boy's bus driver and fled to his hideaway with the child. Officials and FBI tirelessly negotiated with the man and provided medical attention to the boy as the days wore on, until negotiations finally deteriorated and police took action, rescuing the boy and killing the abductor.


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