TODAY   |  February 05, 2013

Hostage, 5, safe in Alabama, captor dead

After a six-day standoff, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker in Alabama, where Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, was holding five-year-old Ethan hostage. Ethan was freed safely, while Dykes was found dead. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports and local pastor Michael Senn says Wednesday will be “the greatest birthday” of the boy’s life.

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