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This is Fox News alert we're being told there are significant developments in the Alabama hostage situation initial reports say the boy is released.
A press conference expected soon.
To Jonathan Serrie at the scene Jonathan.
Good afternoon suddenly a hot bed of activity going on behind me the number of minutes ago a lot of people here at the scene at the where the press are gathered -- Heard some sort of a boom.
Then noticed activity going up the hill behind me.
Now we are hearing from a law enforcement source saying that initial reports indicate.
That the suspect.
In the bunker is dead and that the boy way.
Has been released we have no further details at this point but at this report is true.
This is certainly good news many people in this community had.
Thought that this standoff might drag on for some time in fact a former police officer.
Have launched a campaign on FaceBook to collect birthday cards that.
She could send two at the very least the boy's family on his upcoming sixth birthday but if these initial reports are true.
It appears that this boy will be able to celebrate his sixth birthday at home with his family where he belongs back to you.
Jonathan is there any word at -- -- well when this this press conference is supposed to start.
Yeah authorities said that they would have a -- up press conference in thirty minutes that announcement came about fifteen minutes ago so I just within a matter of of minutes and we should be getting.
And John just it just recap that one more time for people who might might be tuning in right now.
Tell us that the condition that yeah we're hearing about the boy and the and in the kidnapping.
That's right the initial reports that were receiving were hearing from day beyond a a law enforcement source.
That initial reports indicate that the boy has been released from the bunker and that the suspect who was holding him captain captive.
We don't know the boys exact condition although all reports earlier when he was in the bunker.
A law enforcement authorities believe that he was holding on that he was doing OK.
And that he was being taken care of its best as possible.
By the man holding him captive so we have no reason to believe.
That he was injured but again initial reports suggesting that this little boy this five year old boy who's been held captive in this bunker.
Coming up on seven days has been released and that the man.
Holding him captive is deceased.
-- we we we -- seeing some video of some sort of medic trucker band.
Is it believed that that the S suspect is in that that truck.
Well we don't know that we did see an ambulance so leave the scene an ambulance that had been parked here throughout the ordeal.
And -- it would only be speculation.
As to whether.
The suspect is in the ambulance the suspect's body or whether it was a non emergency transport of the boy we simply don't know.
I -- one more time were kept it there isn't a boom there's a loud noise can you describe that again.
I started out earlier this afternoon people here at the press site where all of the media are assembled across the street.
Many people here heard a yes some sort of a boom but couldn't tell.
Whether it was gunfire whether it was an explosion or whether was simply the back of -- truck.
Shutting couldn't really tell what it was but some sort of boom -- got everyone's attention.
Notice some movement up the hills vehicle.
Vehicles moving up the hill that you see behind me.
Just beyond the police command posts across the street from us and then these initial.
Law law enforcement reports.
Saying that the initial reports suggest that the boy has been released and the the man holding him hostage in the bunker is dead.
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