MIDLAND CITY, ALABAMA (PIX11)– The Alabama hostage situation is in its 6th day.
Well-wishers held a vigil for the 5-year-old boy who has been held captive in an underground bunker since Tuesday.
The FBI and police are talking to 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes through a ventilation pipe.
Dykes is a Vietnam veteran who is reportedly against the U.S. government from the time President Obama took office.
He’s had a few scrapes with the law.
Neighbors say that Dykes beat a dog to death with a lead pipe and threatened to shoot children for walking on his property.