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Alabama hostage standoff

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Law enforcement personnel work at check point Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Midland City, Ala., near the home  where the Tuesday's school bus shooting suspect is barricaded in a bunker with a young child as hostage. Police, SWAT teams and negotiators were at a rural property where a man was believed to be holed up in a homemade bunker Wednesday  after fatally shooting the driver of a school bus and fleeing with a 6-year-old child passenger, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Dothan Eagle, Jay Hare)

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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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