Investigator Says Alabama Hostage Taker Is A ‘Survivalist’

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Awful Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jan 31, 2013
According to an official in the Dale County, Ala. sheriff’s department, the man who took a child hostage after shooting a bus driver on Tuesday is a “survivalist” with “anti-America” views.

“His friends and his neighbors stated that he did not trust the government, that he was a Vietnam vet, and that he had PTSD,” Tim Byrd, chief investigator with the Dale County Sheriff’s Department, told The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch blog on Wednesday.“He was standoffish, didn’t socialize or have any contact with anybody. He was a survivalist type.”

Authorities first responded after receiving a call of a shooting in Midland City, Ala. involving a Dale County school bus at 3:36 p.m. local time on Tuesday. Authorities later said the bus driver had died and that a child was involved in what they described as an “ongoing incident.” They identified the bus driver as Charles Albert Poland Jr., who had worked for Dale County since 2009.

Authorities have not, however, officially confirmed the hostage situation or the name of the suspect, which has widely been reported as Jimmy Lee Dykes. Dykes reportedly boarded the bus on Tuesday and shot Poland several times, then took a 6-year-old boy from the bus to a bunker near Dykes’ home, where they have remained.

According to , authorities have been negotiating with Dykes through a PVC pipe leading into the bunker. The 6-year-old boy is reportedly autistic, and requires medication, which has been delivered. Dykes reportedly has no ties to the boy. Sources also told that Dykes is looking for attention to “air his grievances.”

Dykes’ motives remain unclear. reported that Dykes was charged with menacing in December, after pointing a gun at a neighbor. Dykes was scheduled to have a bench trial related to the charge on Wednesday.

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 31, 2013
Another right wing extremist with guns.
Awful Truth

Grantsburg, WI

#3 Jan 31, 2013
Lawton wrote:
Another right wing extremist with guns.

Keep replying to yourself under others Topix Names.....Nobody is as smart as you, and thus they do not KNOW that it is you replying to you.

By the way, to the post.....He isn't going to "Survive" ilist.....Keyword; Alabama

Alabama = People that cling to their Guns and Bibles and fear neither.

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