MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama legislator says a 6-year-old boy who is being held hostage has been able to receive medicine and watch TV.
State Rep. Steve Clouse said Wednesday he met with authorities and visited the family of the boy.
The boy's captor is accused of intercepting a school bus on his rural road Tuesday and fatally shooting the driver before taking the boy.
Clouse described the standoff as a "static situation" and "a waiting game."
Authorities told him that the bunker on the suspect's property has electricity, food and a TV.
Neighbors have identified the man who lives on the property as a paranoid and combative retired truck driver named Jimmy Lee Dykes.
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - Neighbors of an Alabama man accused of killing a school bus driver and taking a child hostage in an ongoing standoff say he was paranoid and combative.
The standoff went through the night after the gunman boarded a stopped school bus in the small town of Midland City on Tuesday afternoon.
Neighbors say the suspect is Jimmy Lee Dykes. Mike Smith, who lives across the street, said Wednesday that Dykes once threatened to shoot his children when the family's dogs entered his property.
The Smiths said their daughter and son were on the bus and the gunman opened fire after the driver tried to stop him from walking into the aisle to grab two children. The gunman fled with one.
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