LISTEN: FBI Releases 911 Tapes & Photos From Inside Midland City Bunker

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation has finally released the 911 calls from the day a Midland City kindergartener was kidnapped off his school bus and taken hostage by Jimmy Lee Dykes.

That Friday in February, A 15-year-old student on the bus called 911:

Jimmy Lee Dykes

Jimmy Lee Dykes

The bus driver, 66-year-old Charles Albert Poland Jr., was fatally shot while trying to protect the children on his bus.

Five-year-old Ethan was then taken to an underground bunker on Dykes’ property, where he was kept for 7 days.

Law enforcement tried to negotiate with Dykes. In one FBI sound file, you hear Dykes leading to profanity-laden tirade against the government.

“I have the experience, the ability, and the —–, to show how corrupt this —— system is, and how corrupt you people are. How —- hypocritical you people are, and how stupid you are,” ranted Dykes.

On the seventh day, FBI teams raided Dykes’ bunker, fearing Ethan was threatened.

Dykes was killed in that raid.


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