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Authorities: Alabama Boy Safe, Kidnapper Dead

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Officials say they stormed a bunker in Alabama to rescue a 5-year-old child being held hostage there after his abductor was seen with a gun.

Steve Richardson with the FBI's office in Mobile said at a news conference Monday afternoon that negotiations deteriorated and that 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes had been seen with a gun.

At that, officers believed the child was in imminent danger. Officers entered the bunker just after 1pm local time. 

The boy was physically unharmed and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

It was not immediately clear how Dykes died.

Police say Dykes fatally shot a school bus driver last Tuesday, and then abducted the boy from the bus in Midland City.

Police used a ventilation pipe to the bunker to talk to the man and deliver the boy medication for his emotional disorders.

Neighbors describe Dykes as a menacing figure who holds anti-government views.

(The Associated Press also contributed to this report.)

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