Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 7:29 pm
(We updated the top of this post with new material at 9:50 a.m. ET.)
As more becomes known about how authorities on Monday rescued an almost-6-year-old boy named Ethan from his nearly week-long captivity in an Alabama bunker with a gunman, some fascinating details are emerging.
Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 5:09 am
Nearly a week after it began, the standoff in Midland City, Ala., where a 5-year-old-boy has been held captive in an underground bunker, has come to an end.
Citing a U.S. official, CBS News reports the "kidnapped child is alive [and the] kidnapper is dead."
CNN reports that an "explosion" was followed by "gun shots" shortly before the standoff came to an end.
State Rep. Steve Clouse said the boy is at a hospital seven or eight miles away from Midland City and he is "relatively healthy."
The standoff continues this morning in Midland City, Ala., where a 5-year-old boy has been held captive in an underground bunker since Tuesday, when a gunman abducted him from a school bus after killing the driver.
Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 6:17 am
The scary situation remains unchanged in southeast Alabama, where authorities say a man shot and killed a school bus driver on Tuesday and then took a 5-year-old boy to an underground bunker.