Alabama hostage standoff

Associated Press
Dale County Sheriff Wally Olsen, right, briefs the media at the Dale County hostage scene in Midland City, Ala. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 6-year-old hostage kept law officers at bay Wednesday in an all-night, all-day standoff that began when he killed a school bus driver and dragged the boy away, authorities said. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)

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A week-long Alabama standoff in which a retired trucker held a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker has ended on Feb. 4, according to law enforcement sources. The gunman is dead and the child is safe in custody.

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