Nightly News   |  February 03, 2013

Police say little about Ala. hostage situation

A survivalist and his 5-year-old captive remained in an underground bunker in southern Alabama Sunday – as negotiators work around the clock. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports.

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>>> in alabama, the standoff involving a gunman holding a 5-year-old boy in an underground bunker is now in its sixth day. gabe gutierrez has more.

>> reporter: the boy a a mild form of autism, trapped underground more nan 121 hours. they're communicate wig the suspect bunt won't reveal a motive. he's held the boy captive since tuesday when he allegedly boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two children. when the bus driver refused, police say dykes shot and killed him before grabbing ethan. police are choosing words carefully, since it's possible dykes has access to television. also today, lester, mourners pay their respects at the funeral for that murdered bus driver .

>> gabe gutierrez, thank you.