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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 10:57 am, Thu May 30, 2013.

MIDLAND CITY — Police SWAT teams and hostage negotiators were locked in a standoff today with a gunman authorities say intercepted a school bus, killed the driver, snatched a kindergartener and retreated into a bunker at his home.

Neighbors described the gunman as a paranoid and combative man who once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and a shotgun.

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