BREAKING NEWS — Man continues to hold 6-year-old boy hostage in Midland City

MIDLAND CITY (TAB) — A 65-year-old gunman shot and killed a bus driver, Charles Albert Poland Jr., in Midland City on Jan. 29 and then took a 6-year-old autistic boy hostage, holding him overnight in a bunker near his home, according to The suspect is Jimmy Lee Dykes, a Vietnam veteran. Negotiations have been ongoing throughout the night and morning via a PVC pipe leading into the bunker, reported. No new information has been released since 3 p.m. on Jan. 30.

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