MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - Authorities said they believe a child taken from a school bus Tuesday near Midland City, Alabama is all right.

They say they have no indication the child has been harmed.

Police continue to surround the property of the man who is the suspect.

Yesterday afternoon, authorities said the man shot and killed a bus driver after demanding a child.

Investigators have not released the suspect's name.

Neighbors said the rural property near Dothan at the heart of the standoff Wednesday belongs to Jimmy Lee Dykes, a man in his 60s.

They say he was due in court today on a different charge.

Earlier, an Alabama legislator said the 6-year-old boy who is being held hostage has been able to receive medicine and watch TV.

State Rep. Steve Clouse said Wednesday he met with authorities and visited the family of the boy.

The boy's captor is accused of intercepting a school bus on his rural road Tuesday and fatally shooting the driver before taking the boy.

Clouse described the standoff as a "static situation" and "a waiting game."

Authorities told him that the bunker on the suspect's property has electricity, food and a TV.

Neighbors have described Dykes as a paranoid and combative retired truck driver.

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