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Alabama School Bus Hostage Situation: Man Fatally Shoots Driver, Kidnaps 6-Year-Old Passenger

Posted by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:19 AM
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MIDLAND CITY, Ala. -- An unidentified man boarded a school bus, shot the driver several times, then escaped with a 6-year-old passenger, prompting an hourslong standoff with police that remained unresolved early Wednesday.

The Dale County Sheriff told WBMA-TV (http://bit.ly/WthpQh) that the man shot the driver in Midland City on Tuesday after he refused to let the child off the bus. The driver later died of his wounds. His identity wasn't released.

The shooter took the child to an area behind a nearby church, and police were negotiating with him, authorities said.

Midland City police would not comment, and a call to the Dale City Sheriff's office was not answered Tuesday.

Authorities from multiple agencies were on the scene and nearby residents were evacuated from their homes as a precautionary measure, said Rachel David, a spokeswoman for the police department in the nearby town of Dothan.

"Authorities also confirmed the presence of a child at the scene but are giving no further information at this time," David said in a news release late Tuesday.

by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:19 AM
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annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:23 AM

I am praying for this child to return safe to his parents.

RIP driver - you were a true hero.

annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:23 AM

BUMP

soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:26 AM

I hope that guy is prosecuted and convicted and given the maximum sentence.

smurfbitebug
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:26 AM
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I hope that child makes it out of that situation unharmed.
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soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:27 AM

I'm sorry is this an ongoing standoff?

annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:27 AM

 I will pray for him.


Quoting smurfbitebug:

I hope that child makes it out of that situation unharmed.


 

annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:28 AM

 

I think so

Quoting soonergirl980:

I'm sorry is this an ongoing standoff?


 

soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:29 AM


I'm not a big on religon but if that child is in danger I pray God protects him/her.

Quoting annabl1970:


I think so

Quoting soonergirl980:

I'm sorry is this an ongoing standoff?





annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:32 AM

 

Maybe the man is his father?

Quoting soonergirl980:

 

I'm not a big on religon but if that child is in danger I pray God protects him/her.

Quoting annabl1970:

 

I think so

Quoting soonergirl980:

I'm sorry is this an ongoing standoff?

 

 

 

 


 

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