The man who kidnapped a 5-year-old Alabama boy and held him hostage reportedly died in a shootout with rescuers and had bombs in his bunker.
CBS News, citing unidentified officials, reported Tuesday night that four rescuers entered Jimmy Lee Dykes' bunker in Midland City, Ala., after surprising him with two stun grenades during a planned supply drop Monday. Officials said Dykes fired an errant shot and was then shot multiple times.
CBS also reported that Dykes, 65, had kidnapped the boy in hopes of spreading his anti-federal government message, and had spent his last days negotiating for an interview with a TV reporter.
For almost a week, Dykes had held the 5-year-old, named Ethan, in an underground bunker where, officials said Tuesday night, he had also hidden two bombs.