ABC Airs First Video Of Boy Kidnapped, Held Hostage In Alabama

All eyes were on Alabama last week, when six-year-old (he was five years old then) Ethan was kidnapped from his school bus and held hostage in a bunker for six days. On Friday, Good Morning America aired the first video footage of Ethan.

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SWAT teams were negotiation with Jimmy Lee Dykes, and got the boy out just before his sixth birthday. According to the Associated Press, Dykes “rigged the bunker with explosives, tried to reinforce it against any raid, and when SWAT agents stormed the shelter Monday to rescue the boy, Jimmy Lee Dykes engaged in a firefight that left the captor dead.”

ABC’s video showed Ethan all smiles, playing with his toys. His older brother spoke to GMA about the harrowing experience and the relief of learning of Ethan’s rescue.

Video below, via ABC:

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