DA: Motive for Standoff unclear
UPDATE: DA: Motive for Ala. bunker standoff still unclear
CITY, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor says authorities may never know why a
south Alabama man killed a school bus driver and held a 5-year-old boy
hostage for six days in an underground bunker.
Kirke Adams said Friday that 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes wanted to go on
live television to make a statement, but he never told negotiators
exactly what he wanted to say.
Dykes was due in court the day
after the standoff began for a hearing on a menacing case filed in
December after he allegedly fired a gun at neighbors.
authorities are digging around the site where Dykes held the boy hostage
before he was killed in an FBI operation that rescued the boy.
Aerial photos taken by The Associated Press show workers have partially excavated the bunker constructed by Dykes.