Police standoff after fatal school bus shooting, kidnapping
Alabama man hunkered down in bunker
- Duration 4:19
- Date Jan 30, 2013
Alabama man hunkered down in bunker
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I like -- back to this breaking news situation right now that is unfolding in Midland city Alabama.
Where a child was taken off a bus.
By a man with a gun who shot their bus driver we heard this whole tale as it was told by one of the little girls who was on the bus.
We want to listen to this brand new audio that we have of the police scanner while this unfolded listen to this.
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Sergeant Rachel David is the spokeswoman.
For the Joplin police department and she joins us now sergeant -- thank you for being with us I know that you have a very.
Active situation on your hands right now what's the what's the latest in all of this.
Belated thank you for having -- well.
And you know we did respond they accomplished -- that the -- yesterday late thirties that he had.
And missile early reports were -- -- involving a school bus.
Now on -- -- rattle authorities they can find that there was one fatality.
And limited information was given beyond that at that time.
Certainly we have multiple agencies on being better working at a point public -- that -- and they expect by police.
We have now they evacuated the immediate area around be in the Atlantic campaign -- -- -- -- get more that we have now worked very hard -- The information smiling but again I only -- investigates in our number one priority.
Is that they give a -- like we have been released and that would be confirmed that Emma was at school bus driver.
We extend our deepest and hopefully that family.
We have and cardiac Canadiens that they domestic these big -- Alpert -- being here.
Cohen was employed by the -- county board of education in 2009.
And went -- benefit of the eighties yesterday when fatally shot.
I'm unfortunately just the tactic that -- -- and then one that we are the -- in.
-- resolved sergeant and in your heart breaks for that man's family as you say 66 years old.
-- driving that bus for about four years and the story that one of the little girls told.
Was that this man got on the bus and -- to the bus driver something to the effect -- I need a child and he said he said no.
And then he was shot so I mean he truly is a hero he was trying to protect the children on his -- He's he said absolutely not or whatever -- -- his response was he said no according to that eyewitness.
On the bus now now.
Let let's go back to the scene that we're watching here live we can see the swat teams.
It was reported earlier that there is some sort of pipe.
That goes down into this underground bunker through which the police are talking to this man who's holding the six year old child.
We have not really any sport that they about the life out of the area that we -- want the warm.
Certainly we -- have they are considering them impractical and Perry and and because we are an alien being investigated and that -- -- -- and that act -- have to limit him and I stand that we hear it now that he can't get.
At every wanted it to speculate and their thought.
It is there a medical condition at this child suffers from because there are also reports that that he was.
That the man did concede to allow this child to be given medicine.
The only thing I have been armed without the involvement of accountability is that there is they happen -- that this race -- We have not giving him and I about and I thought -- -- -- -- and I can't really understand our.
And and you understand -- me asking I'm sure about bags last one more thing do what's your desist enemy criminal record what do you know about -- about this this suspect.
We're working very hard being developed.
All the information and how about the best that we have not released his identity at this time.
But the bill as long -- back there so we -- -- coming -- that will be helpful in telling him in the air feeling.
-- -- Good luck to you guys this is a very very ten tense situation sergeant Rachel David we thank you very much for being with us today festive -- concerns.