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Alabama hostage standoff ends with child safe, gunman dead


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FBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Richardson addresses the media near Midland City, Alabama, February 4, 2013 in this image courtesy of NBC. Authorities killed a gunman holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker in rural Alabama on Monday and plucked the child to safety without injury, a local law enforcement official said. REUTERS/NBC/Handout