Kidnapper dies in shootout

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Jimmy Lee Dykes kidnapped a Albama boy and held him hostage in a bunker where he had homemade bombs, CBS News reported.
Dykes was killed Monday when an FBI assault team attacked Dyke's bunker and rescued the 5-year-old, CBS News reported.
Dykes would ask for supplies from the FBI and they would leave it at the entrance of his underground bunker. When Dykes went to retrieve the supplies Monday the rescue team dropped two stun-grenades through the door and entered the bunker where they killed Dykes and rescued the boy, CBS News reported.
Dykes once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe and threatened to shoot children who came on his property, neighbors told The Associated Press.
Government records show that Dykes was in the Navy in active duty from 1964 to 1969. His record shows awards including the Vietnam Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal, The Associated Press reported.
Dykes was a survivalist and anti-federal government activist and probably planned the kidnapping to be on the "national stage," former assistant director of the FBI, John Miller told CBS news.

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