Multiple news outlets are now reporting that the 5-year-old boy being held hostage for nearly one week in Midland City has been freed. The man who shot and killed the boy's bus driver before taking him hostage, 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, is dead.

There have been no further details beyond that point but details are continuing to emerge. The situation ended sometime Monday.

The news spread around 4pm CST that one or more "pops" were heard from the bunker before an ambulance eventually left the scene. More information should come forward from a scheduled press conference in the next hour.

Courtesy www.northjersey.com