The hostage situation in Midland City, Ala. -- where a "survivalist" is holding a young child in an underground bunker -- entered its 40th hour on Thursday, according to al.com.
Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson said there had been no change in the situation.
The hostage taker, whose name has been reported as Jimmy Lee Dykes, has been described by a law enforcement official as a “survivalist” with “anti-America” views. Dykes allegedly shot a Dale County bus driver on Tuesday, then took a small boy from the bus, and retreated to a bunker on Dykes' property. The boy is reportedly autistic, and requires medication, which has apparently been delivered through a PVC pipe.