NEW: Well-wishers sign oversized card for Ethan, who turns 6 Wednesday
Two bombs found in kidnapper's bunker, FBI says
State police: Ethan released from hospital
Law enforcement used a secret camera to see inside bunker, source says
Two bombs were discovered Tuesday inside the bunker where an FBI team rescued a 5-year-old boy from his kidnapper, the agency said.
The FBI said they “disrupted” the two explosive devices. One was in the bunker and another was in the PVC pipe that hostage taker Jimmy Lee Dykes sometimes used to communicate with the authorities, Special Agent in Charge Steve Richardson said in a written statement.
The agency sent in a hostage rescue team after negotiations broke down with Dykes, who apparently had bombs in the bunker and shot at agents when they stormed the bunker.
The search for other bombs will continue Wednesday, Richardson said.
Dykes had held a 5-year-old named Ethan since abducting him from his school bus.
Ethan’s mother said she awoke Tuesday to what she will forever remember as “the most beautiful sight … my sweet boy.”
For almost a week, Ethan, had been held by Dykes until an FBI team rescued him Monday afternoon.
Mother and child were reunited at a hospital.
“I can’t describe how incredible it is to hold him again,” the mother, who has not been publicly named, said in a written statement. “Ethan is safe and back in my arms, and I owe it all to some of the most compassionate people on Earth.”
Ethan was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon, Alabama state trooper Kevin Cook said.
Dozens of people attended a prayer vigil for Ethan on Tuesday night and signed a huge birthday