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5-year-old hostage is safe

The 5-year-old boy held hostage nearly a week is safe and the Alabama man who held him hostage is dead. 

Authorities are going live now (2:30 p.m.) with the announcement.

The news conference is being held Monday afternoon in Midland City. Police say 65-year-old Jim Dykes had been holding the boy hostage for days.

Before the news conference Monday, an ambulance that had been parked near the scene could be seen driving away.

The Canadian Press


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