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Lauren Higginson, a student on Charles "Chuck" Poland's bus, hugs her teddy bear during the ceremony to honor Poland at the Ozark Civic Center on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Ozark, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Lauren Higginson, a student on Charles "Chuck" Poland's bus, hugs her teddy bear during the ceremony to honor Poland at the Ozark Civic Center on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Ozark, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Alabama hostage standoff

January 30, 2013

A week-long Alabama standoff in which a retired trucker held a

5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker has ended on Feb. 4, according to

law enforcement sources. The gunman is dead and the child is safe in custody.