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DAILYMAIL UPDATE; Gunman dead and boy hostage ALIVE after FBI agents storm bunker after ‘fearing for imminent safety of Ethan’

02/04/13, ALABAMA –

  • Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, allegedly stormed a school bus when it stopped to let off students and said he had to take two children hostage
  • Dykes is reportedly dead, but it is not known whether he was killed by police or committed suicide
  • Dykes held the six-year-old, known only as Ethan, in his homemade bunker for almost one week

Link to full article below..

Mugshot: Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, the suspect in the standoff, is believed to be deadJimmy Lee Dykes, 65, the suspect in the standoff, is believed to be dead

Saved: The boy, known only as Ethan, is believed to be ok after he was rescued from the bunker by FBI agents

The boy, known only as Ethan, is believed to be ok after he was rescued from the bunker by FBI agents

Hero: Murdered bus driver Charles Poland Jr, 66, was hailed as a hero for trying to stop the abduction of the children from his school bus. His wife said he loved all of the students he drove

Murdered bus driver Charles Poland Jr, 66, was hailed as a hero for trying to stop the abduction of the children from his school bus. His wife said he loved all of the students he drove

Long wait: Police say Jimmy Lee Dykes likely had supplies in his shelter to last weeks or months. He had previously spent eight days in the bunkerPolice say Jimmy Lee Dykes likely had supplies in his shelter to last weeks or months. He had previously spent eight days in the bunker

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01/30/13, ALABAMA — SWAT team in 24-hour siege as crazed gunman holds boy, 6, hostage in bunker after abducting him from school bus and shooting dead driver

  • Alabama State Police along with the FBI and bomb squads are involved in the stand-off of a gunman who murdered an Alabama school bus driver before kidnapping a child
  • Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, allegedly stormed a school bus when it stopped to let off students and said he had to take two children hostage
  • When driver Charles Poland Jr, 66, tried to stop Dykes, the gunman allegedly opened fire and killed him
  • Dykes took a an autistic boy, 6, with him and retreated to a makeshift bunker he dug in the ground
  • Boy is watching TV and has received medications through a PVC pipe that sticks out of the ground and runs into the fortified hovel
  • The standoff is taking place outside Midland City, Alabama, which is a rural town in the deep southeast of the state, near the Florida border

Link to full article by MailOnline below

Out in force: Dozens of local police officers, Alabama State Police troopers and federal agents from the ATF and FBI swarmed the area where the boy was being held captiveOut in force: Dozens of local police officers, Alabama State Police troopers and federal agents from the ATF and FBI swarmed the area where the boy was being held captive
Gearing up: A bomb squad unit is also on hand to deal with any possible explosive devices in the roadGearing up: A bomb squad unit is also on hand to deal with any possible explosive devices in the bunker
Panic: A suspect, identified as Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, allegedly held up a school bus Tuesday in Midland City, Alabama, shooting dead the bus driver and taking a boy hostagePanic: A suspect, identified as Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, allegedly held up a school bus Tuesday in Midland City, Alabama, shooting dead the bus driver and taking a boy hostage
Witness: This student said the gunman ranted about needing a 'child' to 'get the law off his back' - likely a reference to his court appearance that was scheduled for todayWitness: This student said the gunman ranted about needing a ‘child’ to ‘get the law off his back’ – likely a reference to his court appearance that was scheduled for today
Safe: Parents hugged their children tightly after the ordeal on the bus. Witnesses say the gunman was looking for a hostage because of his legal troubleSafe: Parents hugged their children tightly after the ordeal on the bus. Witnesses say the gunman was looking for a hostage because of his legal troubleClick here for full article published by Dailymail

Search for missing parents who threatened to kill themselves and two young daughters because they could not afford autism treatment for four-year-old

A state wide search has been launched for two young children whose parents are believed to have made a suicide pact to kill them because they cannot afford expensive medical treatment.

Officials said James and Mai Firth had made threats to kill their daughters Kristin, four, and Kiah, two and then themselves if the treatment was too expensive or Kristin did not show any improvement.

The girls were last seen with their parents at a hotel in Melbourne, Florida.

Their parents, who are visiting from Vietnam, had told officials they would kill the girls and themselves if they were unable to afford treatment for Kristin’s autism.

 
Mai and James Firth.
Mai and James Firth.
 James and Mai Firth (above) had made threats to kill their daughters if they didn’t get treatment for their four-year-old’s autism
Kristin Firth, 4,
Kiah Firth, 2,
 

Fears: Kristin Firth, four and her sister Kiah, two, were last seen with their parents at a hotel in Melbourne, Florida. They were in the state from Vietnam to seek treatment for Kristin’s autism

 

After being tipped off by hospital authorities The Florida Department of Children and Families tried to make contact with the Firths at the hotel where they were staying.

But DCF officials said Mr Firth gave them false information.

Police on the hunt for 9-year-old girl who was ‘abducted by her mother’ 

By the time investigators arrived at their hotel the family had fled. An alert bulletin was issued to all law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the family.

Both girls are of Asian descent, with black hair and brown eyes. Kiah was last seen wearing a pink sundress, and Kristin was last seen in a blue sundress with a bow in the back.

Mai Firth, 31, is of Asian descent and was wearing a multi-colored flower dress and a black coat. James Firth, who has family ties to Florida, has brown hair and blue eyes, and was dressed all in black.

They were last seen driving a silver Lexus SUV.

Anyone with information or sightings is asked to contact local authorities.

Source: Dailymail

Desperate search for 16-year-old autistic New Jersey girl who drove off in mother’s car

Desperate search for 16-year-old autistic New Jersey girl who drove off in mother’s car

  • Natalie Woollerton, 16, hasn’t been seen since early Wednesday
  • Authorities appeal for any information on her location

Police have asked the public for help in locating an autistic teenager who has been missing since the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Authorities believe that Natalie Woollerton, 16, voluntarily left her home in Upper Township, Cape May County, New Jersey, in her mother’s car, a 2009 light-blue four-door Lexus.

Ocean City Police Captain Steven Ang said that Woollerton does not take medication but may become confused if approached by law enforcement or unknown persons.

 
Natalie Woollerton has been missing from her home in New Jersey since Wednesday 28 November

Natalie Woollerton has been missing from her home in New Jersey since Wednesday 28 November

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