MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama legislator says a 5-year-old boy who is being held hostage has been able to receive medicine and watch TV.
SWAT teams have taken up positions around the gunman's rural property and police negotiators are trying to win the 5-year-old's safe release.
Authorities initially said the boy was 6, but State Rep. Steve Clouse who has spent time with the kindergartener's family says he does not turn 6 until next week.
The boy's captor is accused of intercepting a school bus on his rural road Tuesday and fatally shooting the driver before taking the boy.
Clouse described the standoff as a "static situation" and "a waiting game."
Authorities told him that the bunker on the suspect's property has electricity, food and a TV.
Neighbors have identified the man who lives on the property as a paranoid and combative retired truck driver named Jimmy Lee Dykes.
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