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Day 7: Child held hostage in bunker

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  • Questions remain regarding how police will move forward with rescue efforts
  • Standoff enters seventh day

It's day seven, and a 5-year-old boy is still waiting to be rescued from an underground bunker, where he's being held hostage.

Jimmy Lee Dykes is the suspect accused of taking the boy off of a school bus and holding him hostage in an underground bunker. Today will mark the seventh day the two have been underground.

Over the past few days, we've gotten a better idea of what this bunker looks like where the suspect is holding his young hostage. We know the bunker is several feet underground behind a camper and a large shed. It's about 15 feet by 15 feet, with stairs leading up to the doors. 

As the days continue to drag on, people are wondering why police haven't been able to rescue this little boy.

If you have a question about the situation, and why police aren't taking certain actions, post on our facebook page! We'll address your questions and concerns on Making it in America at 4 p.m. ET

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