BULLETIN: Alabama Governor Says Killer Who Took Child Hostage After Shooting School-Bus Driver Is Dead
BULLETIN: (UPDATED 6:05 P.M. ET U.S.A.) “Shortly after 3:00 p.m., I spoke with Colonel Hugh McCall of the Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security Director Spencer Collier,” said Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley in a statement. “They informed me that law enforcement had breached the bunker, the child was safe and the abductor was killed.”
From CNN (italics added):
FBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Richardson at the scene said negotiations had broken down with the child’s abductor and the kidnapper was “observed holding a gun.”
Believing the child to be in imminent danger, an FBI team entered the bunker at 3:12 p.m. CT (4:12 p.m. ET) and rescued the boy, Richardson said, adding that the hostage-taker is dead.
See PP story from last week.