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Inside the underground bunker

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What is it like in the underground space where a man is holding a 5-year-old boy hostage? A neighbor of suspect Jimmy Dykes saw the bunker first-hand during the early stages of its construction. He says it's only about the size of a typical bedroom.

Jimmy Davis Jr. recalls seeing brick walls, a cinder block staircase and a pipe that stretched from the bunker out to the front of Dykes' property. Davis says the pipe was designed to be an early warning system of sorts. He says it was placed to allow Dykes to hear people coming up his driveway.

George Howell reports.

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