Ala officials destroy bunker where boy held
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) —
Officials have demolished the underground bunker where a boy was held
hostage for six days in southeast Alabama.
Dale County District
Attorney Kirke Adams said Tuesday that authorities dismantled Jimmy Lee
Dykes' shelter after it was no longer needed by investigators.
shelter was located on the edge of Dyke's 1.5-acre lot in rural Midland
City. Adams says it posed a biological risk. FBI agents shot and killed
Dykes inside to end the standoff earlier this month.
the bunker wasn't difficult to remove since it was mostly made of wood.
It was roughly the size of a large walk-in closet.
Authorities say the 65-year-old Dykes shot and killed a school bus driver before snatching the boy and holding him underground.
The boy is now 6.