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Standoff continues in Alabama, authorities release suspect's picture

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MIDLAND CITY, AL (AP) - Authorities say they still have an open line of communication with an Alabama man accused of abducting a 5-year-old boy and holding him hostage in a bunker. 

Sheriff Wally Olson said Saturday that Jimmy Lee Dykes has told them that he has blankets and an electric heater in the bunker. Olson says Dykes has allowed authorities to deliver coloring books, medication and toys for the boy.

Olson says he wants to thank Dykes for taking care of the child and called that very important. 

Authorities say Dykes shot a school bus driver Tuesday and took the boy to the bunker on his property in rural Midland City. 

Olson would not say whether Dykes has made any demands. The sheriff says he is limited in the details he can release.

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