Police continue to negotiate with shooting suspect

Police in Alabama are negotiating with a gunman who boarded a school bus, shot the driver dead, then fled with a six-year-old child.

The Dale County Sheriff told WBMA-TV that the man shot the driver in Midland City after he refused to let the child off the bus. The driver, whose identity was not released, later died of his wounds.

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Alabama hostage siege ends

A gunman who held a five-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker in rural Alabama has been killed and the child was plucked to safety, an FBI spokesman has said.