Law officers stand beside the Alabama State trooper mobile command post at the Dale County hostage scene in Midland City, Ala. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 6-year-old hostage has kept law officers at bay since the standoff began when he killed a school bus driver and dragged the boy away, authorities said. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)
Alabama hostage standoff
A week-long Alabama standoff in which a retired trucker held a
5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker has ended on Feb. 4, according to
law enforcement sources. The gunman is dead and the child is safe in custody.