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Alabama Child Hostage Rescued During FBI Raid: Kidnapper Shot Dead

Breaking:  authorities hold news conference to discuss rescue operation where five year-old boy was rescued alive from an underground bunker near Midland, AL.  The boy's kidnapper was killed by authorities during the operation.  The boy had been held for more than five days after being taken from his school bus.  The kidnapper shot the boy's bus driver and killed him during the hostage taking.  FBI spokesman says just after 3:00 Eastern time FBI agents raided the underground bunker.  Spokesman says negotiations had deteriorated and kidnapper was seen holding a gun.  FBI says it appears child is unharmed.  The kidnapper was shot and killed by FBI agents during the operation.  FBI says will answer questions from media later but no questions were taken during the news conference.  The child was taken to a local hospital and hospital officials say he appears to be physically fine.

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