Boy held hostage in underground Alabama bunker for six days

Posted at 7:08 PM, Feb 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-03 19:08:08-05

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.