Hostage taker in Alabama standoff identified as Jimmy Lee Dykes

Hostage taker in Alabama standoff identified as Jimmy Lee Dykes

POSTED: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 2:44pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 2:46pm

In one of the first developments, albeit slight, since the Midland City child hostage situation began on Tuesday, the school bus in which the driver was fatally shot and from which a 5-year-old child was abducted is being moved.

Authorities have not commented on where the bus is being taken or for what purpose.

Local and national attention continues to focus on the child hostage standoff in the small, southeastern Alabama town of Midland City where authorities continue with efforts to bring the 5-year-old and his captor, the suspected killer of the boy's bus driver, out of an underground bunker.

Meanwhile, a police source confirms to NBC News that suspect Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, is shown in a photo obtained on Friday.  

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