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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.

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Reports: US school bus driver shot and child abducted

A school bus driver in Alabama has been shot several times by a gunman who boarded the bus and then fled with a six-year-old passenger in Dale County, local media is reporting.

Sergeant Rachel David, of Dothan Police, told WSFA 12 that a man had been shot and the suspect was not yet in custody.

ABC 33 40 is reporting that police are currently in negotiations with the suspect who had taken the child to an area behind a nearby church.

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