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This photograph released by the Alabama Department of Public Safety shows Jimmy Lee Dykes, a 65-year-old retired truck driver officials identify as the suspect in a fatal shooting and hostage standoff in Midland City, Ala. (AP Photo/Alabama Department of Public Safety)

Alabama hostage standoff

January 30, 2013

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.