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Hostage drama drags on after Alabama school bus shooting

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Law enforcement personnel walk away from the perimeter of the scene of a shooting and hostage taking in Midland City, Alabama, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)

Law enforcement personnel walk away from the perimeter of the scene of a shooting and hostage taking in Midland City, Alabama, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
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Law enforcement officials walk near the scene of a shooting and hostage taking in Midland City, Alabama, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)

Law enforcement officials walk near the scene of a shooting and hostage taking in Midland City, Alabama, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
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An undated handout photo of school bus driver Charles Albert Poland Jr., provided by Dale County Board of Education in Ozark, Alabama January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Dale County Board of Eductation/Handout

An undated handout photo of school bus driver Charles Albert Poland Jr., provided by Dale County Board of Education in Ozark, Alabama January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Dale County Board of Eductation/Handout
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Alabama State Trooper Charles Dysert speaks to the media near the scene of a shooting and hostage taking in Midland City, Alabama, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)

Alabama State Trooper Charles Dysert speaks to the media near the scene of a shooting and hostage taking in Midland City, Alabama, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
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As bomb squad personnel (in back) prepare to enter the scene, law enforcement officials turn back a vehicle at a roadblock near a standoff with the shooter in Midland City, Alabama January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears

As bomb squad personnel (in back) prepare to enter the scene, law enforcement officials turn back a vehicle at a roadblock near a standoff with the shooter in Midland City, Alabama January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears
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An FBI official stands at a roadblock near Destiny Church, the scene of a shooting and hostage taking, in Midland City, Alabama, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears

An FBI official stands at a roadblock near Destiny Church, the scene of a shooting and hostage taking, in Midland City, Alabama, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears
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As bomb squad personnel (in back) prepare to enter the scene, law enforcement officials turn back a vehicle at a roadblock near the scene of a shooting and the standoff with the shooter in Midland City, Alabama January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears

As bomb squad personnel (in back) prepare to enter the scene, law enforcement officials turn back a vehicle at a roadblock near the scene of a shooting and the standoff with the shooter in Midland City, Alabama January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears
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A Dale County Sheriff's deputy reacts as he stands at a roadblock near the scene of a shooting and the standoff with the shooter in Midland City, Alabama January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears

A Dale County Sheriff's deputy reacts as he stands at a roadblock near the scene of a shooting and the standoff with the shooter in Midland City, Alabama January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears
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Law enforcement officials in bomb squad protective gear are driven to the scene of a shooting and the bunker as the standoff with the shooter continues in Midland City, Alabama January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)

Law enforcement officials in bomb squad protective gear are driven to the scene of a shooting and the bunker as the standoff with the shooter continues in Midland City, Alabama January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Sears (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
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Law enforcement officials in bomb squad protective gear are driven to the scene of a shooting and the bunker as the standoff with the shooter continues in Midland City, Alabama January 30, 2013. A standoff continued on Wednesday with a gunman who boarded an Alabama school bus and fatally shot the driver before fleeing with a young child and holing up in an underground bunker, authorities said. REUTERS/Phil Sears (UNITED STATES -...more

Law enforcement officials in bomb squad protective gear are driven to the scene of a shooting and the bunker as the standoff with the shooter continues in Midland City, Alabama January 30, 2013. A standoff continued on Wednesday with a gunman who boarded an Alabama school bus and fatally shot the driver before fleeing with a young child and holing up in an underground bunker, authorities said. REUTERS/Phil Sears (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
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