SOURCE - WTVY - COURTESY WTVY, EMBARGO DOTHAN, ALABAMA, EMBARGO WDFX, WDHN
Location - Date: Dale County, Alabama / January 29, 2013
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3. SOUNDBITE: SGT. RACHEL DAVID/DOTHAN, ALABAMA POLICE DEPARTMENT (Transcript Below)
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AUTHORITIES IN SOUTHERN ALABAMA SAY A MAN IS HOLDING A SIX YEAR OLD CHILD HOSTAGE, AFTER KILLING A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER.
SOUNDBITE: SGT. RACHEL DAVID/ DOTHAN, ALABAMA POLICE DEPARTMENT
'authorities say a call was received regarding a shooting involving a Dale County School Bus at 3:36pm. At this time limited details are being released. However, the sheriff's department one adult male has been shot, and the suspect is not in custody.'
AUTHORITIES IN DALE COUNTY SAY THE MAN BOARDED A SCHOOL BUS AND FATALLY SHOT THE DRIVER ON TUESDAY, AFTER THE DRIVER REFUSED TO LET THE CHILD OFF THE BUS.
AUTHORITIES SAY THE SHOOTER TOOK THE CHILD TO AN AREA BEHIND A NEARBY CHURCH.
POLICE SAY MULTIPLE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE ON THE SCENE.
SOUNDBITE: RACHEL DAVID/ DOTHAN, ALABAMA POLICE DEPARTMENT
'authorities have confirmed, the Dale County and Ozark City schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 30th.'
NEARBY RESIDENTS WERE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.
SANDY KOZEL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.