We have very sketchy information. But the Alabama survivalist hostage standoff has ended. And we have reports that the 5 year old hostage is free and unharmed. More news as we get it.
Late Update, 5:04 PM: We now have multiple reports that the hostage taker is dead. What’s not clear is how he died, though some sort of law enforcement action or suicide.
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