Hostage situation involving a child continues
Child being held hostagePhoto: Video by fox4now.com
DALE COUNTY, AL - A bizarre hostage situation out of Dale County, Alabama.
Police say an elderly man boarded a school bus - shot the driver several times - then escaped with a six-year-old student.
This prompted an hourslong standoff with police. Reports are still coming in the the child is still being held captive.
The call came in around 3:30PM Tuesday - as kids were being dropped off after school.
Witnesses say - the suspect boarded the bus and handed the driver a note, "he started telling him he needed a kid because something about the law coming after him... And then he shot the bus driver."
The man snatched up one child and took off, leaving the other young students terrified.
The rest of the children sought safety inside a neighbor's home until help arrived. The bus driver - didn't make it.
Authorities are not releasing any further details at this time.