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Standoff in Alabama Ends in Boy’s
Rescue and Kidnapper’s Death

New York Times, by Robbie Brown and Campbell Robertson

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 2/4/2013 9:27:38 PM

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — A six-day standoff between an angry and violent survivalist who held a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker and a legion of local, state and federal law enforcement officials ended on Monday with the death of the kidnapper and the freeing of the boy.(Snip)sensing that Mr. Dykes was becoming rattled and that the threat to the boy was growing more severe, the authorities dropped two devices into the bunker that created loud explosions, heard by people across the highway. The explosions disoriented Mr. Dykes, and immediately afterward two or three men moved into the bunker

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rubinski, 2/4/2013 9:30:57 PM     (No. 9158724)

Proud of the way it was handled! Not bad for a bunch of rednecks! : )


Reply 2 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/4/2013 9:33:36 PM     (No. 9158728)

Keeping the media at a distance and the participants - and the family - away from them was probably one key to the success of this mission.

Interesting that while everyone thought they were negotiating and marking time they were building a mockup of the bunker and figuring out strategies for a rescue.

Bravo!


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/4/2013 9:46:53 PM     (No. 9158747)

Suicide by cop from the get-go, with a lot of "free" publicity from the media.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 2/4/2013 9:56:00 PM     (No. 9158759)

Ah yes, a good guy with a gun...


Reply 5 - Posted by: bluefindad, 2/4/2013 10:10:18 PM     (No. 9158777)

Choked me up. I had no idea that the bus driver had made such a heroic stand. God bless Mr. Poland!


Reply 6 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/4/2013 10:30:11 PM     (No. 9158806)

Great detail, NYT! Yes, excellent infromation no how well the bus driver did...saved many lives! What a great man. RIP, Mr. Poland...his family can rest well knowing he died a hero.


Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/4/2013 11:44:28 PM     (No. 9158896)

Mr. Poland was the hero.


   

 

  


 

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