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Update: Police Identify Bus Driver Who Died in Midland City, Alabama Hostage Situation as Charles Albert Poland, Jr.

Sergeant Rachel David Dothan joined America’s Newsroom by phone to provide the latest details on the hostage situation in Midland City, Alabama.

She told Martha MacCallum that an initial call for help came in yesterday at 3:36pm. Upon arrival at the scene, authorities confirmed that there was one fatality. The victim was the school bus driver, who has been identified as 66-year-old Charles Albert Poland, Jr.

Authorities have confirmed that there is a child involved in the situation, but Dothan wouldn’t release more specific details. Police believe the suspect is holding the child hostage in a bunker.

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