Photos: Alabama bunker standoff – Five-year-old Ethan, who was held captive in an underground bunker for nearly a week by Jimmy Lee Dykes, and his mother Jennifer Kirkland visit with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley in the governor's office on Wednesday, February 13.
Photos: Alabama bunker standoff – Ethan draws with Gov. Bentley in his office on Feb. 13.
Alabama bunker standoff – A white PVC pipe used by FBI agents and Dale County, Alabama, negotiators to communicate with Dykes protrudes out of the ground on Monday, February 4. For almost a week, Dykes held a 5-year-old boy hostage in a bunker after taking the boy from his school bus and killing its driver.
Alabama bunker standoff – Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson speaks to reporters about the hostage situation in Midland City, Alabama, on Monday, February 4.
Alabama bunker standoff – Reporter Ashley Thompson, left, and Marcus Effinger work on a report for Alabama News Network from their vehicle at the site of the standoff on February 4.
Alabama bunker standoff – Law enforcement officers walk down a dirt road to the bunker to process the crime scene on Tuesday, February 5, after the standoff ended.
Alabama bunker standoff – A tent covers the bunker where the standoff took place. An FBI team rescued the child and killed Dykes during the operation on February 4.
Alabama bunker standoff – A sign celebrating Ethan's rescue stands in front of the Mary Berry Brown Memorial Library in Midland City on February 5.
Alabama bunker standoff – Dale County Schools Superintendent Donny Bynum hugs Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson and an unidentified woman after the standoff.