Alabama Boy Held Hostage in Bunker after Being Snatched from School Bus

Alabama Boy Held Hostage in Bunker after Being Snatched from School Bus

<span style="font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 25px; " mce_style="font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 25px; ">An Alabama man was holding a child hostage in an underground bunker early Wednesday after he boarded a school bus, shot and killed the driver, and took the boy.</span>

An Alabama child remains the victim of a hostage situation, having spent hours in an underground bunker with a man who took him from a school bus Tuesday afternoon after fatally wounding the driver.

The situation started around 3:40pm Tuesday in the small town of Midland City in Dale County.

The Dale County Sheriff's Department and a multitude of other law enforcement, including surrounding police departments, Alabama State Troopers, a SWAT team, and FBI agents converged on the community in the aftermath of the shooting and kidnapping.

As of 11:00pm, authorities were communicating with the suspect via a PVC pipe connected to the bunker. The child is said to be "okay", but authorities remain cautious, calling it a "delicate" situation.  

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