Family members embrace during the funeral service of Charles “Chuck” Poland in Ozark, Ala., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 — a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War known as Jimmy to neighbors — gunned down Poland, a school bus driver, and then abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. (AP Photo/Dothan Eagle, Danny Tindell)
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.