Ala. sheriff recounts final moments at bunker - WLTZ 38 | Columbus Georgia Regional News & Community

Ala. sheriff recounts final moments at bunker

Posted: Updated:

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff says officers stormed a bunker where a man was holding a child hostage last month because the man had told them something "real, real bad" was going to happen if they didn't meet his demands.

Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson said Thursday he couldn't reveal the demands of 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes. But he says there was no way to meet them.

Olson says officers knew Dykes had an explosive device in the bunker where he was holding a little boy, and it was big enough to kill someone if it went off.

Officers fatally shot Dykes and rescued the boy without the explosive device detonating.

Olson talked about the hostage situation while visiting the Legislature to discuss gun bills pending in the current session.

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WLTZ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.