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Ala. gunman wages standoff after shooting, kidnapping

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 5-year-old hostage kept police at bay Wednesday in an all-night, all-day standoff that began when he killed a school bus driver and dragged the boy away, authorities said.

SWAT teams took up positions around the gunman’s rural property and police negotiators tried to win the kindergartner’s safe release.

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