The Dothan Eagle is reporting that the hostage situation in Midland is over after seven days. According to the article, the gunman is dead and the 5 year old boy is safe.
The newspaper reported that two loud bangs were heard at 3:30 p.m
. before an ambulance left the scene transporting someone to Flowers Hospital.
It was not known who was in the ambulance.
The ordeal began when 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, took the 5 year old boy off of a school bus after killing the driver and held him hostage in a bunker since last week.
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