**UPDATE** Jesus Take The Wheel: Alabama Man Who Had 5-Year-Old Boy Hostage Under Ground For A Week Has Been Shot And Killed

- By Bossip Staff


The creepy child hostage situation in Alabama has finally come to an end…

Alabama Man Who Held Boy Hostage Underground Has Been Killed

An Alabama man who fatally shot the bus driver who attempted to protect the 20 children on the bus last Tuesday has been killed after holding a 5-year-old special needs boy whom he took from the bus hostage in an underground “shelter” for a week.

The boy has been rescued and is now safe.

via USA Today

The 65-year-old retired truck driver who held a 5-year-old autistic boy hostage after killing a school bus driver last week is dead and the child is safe, authorities are reporting.

Law enforcement sources said Jimmy Lee Dykes was killed Monday afternoon, the Associated Press, CNN and other news organizations reported. An ambulance was seen leaving the scene in Midland City, Ala., where Dykes had held the boy in a homemade bunker since abducting him from the bus last Tuesday.

The Dale County coroner confirmed that Dykes is dead, ABC3340 reported.

There were reports of one or two loud bangs on the property, and a neighbor who lives about a quarter-mile from where Dykes was holed up told the Associated Press that he heard a boom followed by a gunshot.

Authorities said they would be making a major announcement shortly.

What a relief that this young boy is safe, back with his family and away from that deranged man.

Photo Credit: CBS

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