Latest developments in hostage crisis in Alabama
Former FBI profiler weighs in
- Duration 5:07
- Date Feb 1, 2013
Former FBI profiler weighs in
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And right now the frightening hostage situation in Alabama off five year old boy spending a third full day in an underground bunker.
Hostage negotiators have been speaking to the man holding the boy through a ventilation -- but the suspect shows no sign of giving up and we hear that.
He has spent days in his underground bunker before.
Blair is stocked with food electricity and a television the sheriff pleading for patience.
-- today that negotiators.
Continue to communicate.
With the suspect.
And then there's no razor blade itself has been home.
On behalf of the -- -- sheriff's office.
Paula thank dollar since the guidance is dedicated.
To -- prime minister old site.
While the child may be physically OK one local official says he has been crying for his parents.
Absolutely heartbreaking to hear that.
Illinois tool -- a former FBI profiler and hostage negotiator also the author of dangerous instincts how gut feelings be -- us.
All right Mary Ellen this guy wants something.
What -- suppose it is.
Well he does have demands he wants -- -- but they're keeping -- very very close to the vest.
And that may actually be part of the ongoing negotiations.
Whether it's a personal cause whether it's say.
Wanting something in a concern born -- justice made public.
It is something that that he feels is important enough.
To have created this.
Involving himself in the bunker with his five year old boy.
I'm not sure that somebody who does something like this is thinking rationally and and maybe this is a strange question but.
Kidnaps a -- off a school bus and shoots the bus driver dead as is alleged here then crawls into an underground bunker.
And expects he's going to be able to get out does he.
Well yeah I think he does expect to get out that's what we want we want -- to listen to the negotiators and understand a very important point witches.
You do not need this five year old boy.
To resolve this situation.
Peacefully you have a lot of control about how it will be put out there in the press eventually.
But you don't -- this five year old boy to do that regardless of how it started off.
That control is yours to take and to resolve it peacefully and that's the message my sense is right now that there that they're communicating with him.
Neighbors say he's -- violence and and just you know loud individual he was supposed to go to court the morning after.
This whole event started because he had apparently he's accused of firing shots at neighbors.
-- he challenged them over some damage -- been done to a dirt speed bump in front of his place.
What does that tell you about the mindset that we're working -- here.
What I certainly suggests that this is someone for whom bombed aggression and violence is.
Is acceptable and his repertoire.
I certainly expect that he's watched -- particularly the Fox News program but.
I'd want him to understand that nonetheless even though that's in his repertoire of behavior.
He still has the great potential.
-- being able to look at this situation.
Understand that he is someone that can end and the sole person that can really resolve it.
So we understand that there's a range of behavior in his background and right now.
What negotiators are doing they're appealing to.
He is his sense of power and control.
And wanting to get his message out there and wanting to resolve it in the best way possible for him.
Com and also for that young -- them.
It actually a good thing if this goes on longer I mean does it does it stand a better chance of resolution.
A good resolution the longer it goes on.
Well the longer it goes -- along the longer the negotiators have the opportunity to slowly build trust.
-- to keep him communicating about.
What he is his his is motors are what his his reasons for.
Doing this in the first place so.
The longer it goes on and they're they're able to establish that trust and and hopefully he's able to establish some type of -- relationship with that young boy.
It is it's it's better then having something so quick.
That it -- end it on in very bad way and we don't want that.
-- -- O'Toole as a former hostage negotiator for the FBI and let's hope you're right that he realizes that he's the one who can look at little boy -- safely thanks very -- --