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

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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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soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:34 AM


I wouldn't doubt it, the way it reads is a reaction to desperation. Either a father or someone that knows the child.

Quoting annabl1970:


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?









Arroree
by Ruby Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 2:08 AM


Sadly that means it could most likely end in a murder suicide if the father thinks he'll never see the boy again. Lets hope they can get the child away before it reaches that point.

Quoting soonergirl980:


I wouldn't doubt it, the way it reads is a reaction to desperation. Either a father or someone that knows the child.

Quoting annabl1970:


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?











muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 2:25 AM

I caught a glimpse of this on the news tonight. So sad. I wouldnt be surprised if the man is a family member. 

Goodwoman614
by Satan on Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:05 AM

Very sad situation...

"too bad the bus driver didn't have a gun," say some...

*puke*

annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 7:44 AM
I hope it ends well for everyone involved.


Quoting Arroree:


Sadly that means it could most likely end in a murder suicide if the father thinks he'll never see the boy again. Lets hope they can get the child away before it reaches that point.


Quoting soonergirl980:


I wouldn't doubt it, the way it reads is a reaction to desperation. Either a father or someone that knows the child.


Quoting annabl1970:



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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annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 7:46 AM
Any updates?


Quoting muslimahpj:

I caught a glimpse of this on the news tonight. So sad. I wouldnt be surprised if the man is a family member. 


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annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 7:47 AM
Yeah that what I thought.


Quoting soonergirl980:


I wouldn't doubt it, the way it reads is a reaction to desperation. Either a father or someone that knows the child.


Quoting annabl1970:



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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annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 7:49 AM
I hope child will not be harmed.


Quoting Goodwoman614:

Very sad situation...

"too bad the bus driver didn't have a gun," say some...

*puke*


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rfurlongg
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 7:50 AM
Frightening. Hoping for the beat resolution possible.
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annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 7:50 AM
Please, if there is any updates, let us know.
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