Alabama Hostage Situation Over; Five Year Old Boy Safe, Suspect Dead

Midland City, AL - A hostage situation involving a 5 year old boy in Alabama is over.

An ABC affiliate is reporting that the five year old boy Ethan is safe.

The suspect, 65-year-old Jim Dykes is dead. He was holding the boy hostage for days.

We are watching this announcement and will bring you updates as we get them on ABC 13 and .