Kidnapper Jimmy Lee Dykes Dead, Five-Year-Old Boy Released

This is the early developing stages, but Fox News just reported that the five-year-old boy being held hostage in Alabama by 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes has been released and is “okay.” It is unclear on the boy’s specific condition, but Dykes is now dead, one local law enforcement source is saying.

For a little background on the story, hostage negotiators were speaking to Dykes through a 4-inch-wide PVC pipe that led to the bunker. Earlier today, the sheriff said Dykes was simply looking for his “story to be told” — a wide-ranged assertion that presumably grounds in his anti-government paranoia.

All I have to say is thank God it’s over. This could have ended up a much more tragic story.