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A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 6-year-old hostage in Dale County, Ala. kept law officers at bay one day after killing ...
a school bus driver. He was scheduled to be in court on Wednesday for an earlier dispute. (Jan. 30)
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DURATION: 1:35 -----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:WDHN - Courtesy -- AP Clients Only Dale County, Alabama - Jan. 30, 2013VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:A 65-YEAR OLD MAN -- DESCRIBED BY NEIGHBORS A MENACING FIGURE -- KEPT POLICE NEGOTIATORS AT BAY ON WEDNESDAY AFTER KILLING A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER 24 HOURS EARLIER-- AND TAKING A SIX-YEAR OLD BOY HOSTAGE.AUTHORITIES GAVE NO DETAILS ABOUT THE STANDOFF -- OTHER TO SAY THAT THE CHILD HASN'T BEEN PHYSICALLY HARMED.SOUNDBITE: Sheriff Wally Olsen / Dale County, Alabama"At this time, the details of this situation are limited. But I can assure you, the negotiators continue to negotiate with the suspect. At this time, we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed." NEIGHBORS IDENTIFIED THE GUNMAN AS JIMMY LEE DYKES -- A RETIRED TRUCK DRIVER.HE HAD BEEN SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN COURT WEDNESDAY TO ANSWER CHARGES SHE SHOT AT NEIGHBORS IN AN EARLIER DISPUTE.ONE NEIGHBOR ALSO SAID HE BRAGGED TO HER HUSBAND ABOUT BEATING THEIR FAMILY DOG TO DEATH WITH A LEAD PIPE.SOUNDBITE: RONDA WILBUR / OWNED DOG KILLED BY SUSPECT "I had a 15 year old arthritic large dog went on his half of the road.... he had told everyone that any animals that went anywhere near his land...he would kill.AUTHORITIES SAY DYKES BOARDED THE SCHOOL BUS TUESDAY AFTERNOON -- THEN SHOT THE DRIVER WHEN THE MAN REFUSED TO TURN OVER THE CHILD.THE VICTIM -- 66-YEAR-OLD CHARLES ALBERT POLAND -- IS BEING HAILED AS A HERO FOR TRYING TO PROTECT THE NEARLY 2 DOZEN STUDENTS ABOARD HIS BUS.SIGOUT - Name/Associated Press