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Rescue Bombs Found in AL Hostage Bunker Dykes's bunker in Midland, Ala., on Tuesday. (FBI, via AP)

Bombs Found in AL Hostage Bunker

Details are beginning to emerge about the rescue of a 5-year-old boy who had been kidnapped and held in an underground bunker in Alabama. Federal agents practiced the rescue in a mock bunker near the scene, while watching the movements of the 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes through a camera they’d snuck into his hideout. On Monday, after observing Sykes holding a gun, four agents approached the bunker as if to deliver food, which they’d done for nearly a week. Instead, they delivered a stun grenade, and Dykes shot at them, law-enforcement officials say. They returned fire, killing him. Authorities say they found two explosives in the bunker. The boy, Ethan, is in good condition and celebrates his 6th birthday today.

February 6, 2013 9:57 AM