The FBI used a hidden camera to watch hostage-taker Jimmy Lee Dykes. The hidden camera was reportedly placed inside the underground bunker and it allowed authorities to see whether the 5-year-old hostage was doing all right. According to a report from Tuesday (Feb. 5), footage from the camera allowed an FBI hostage rescue team the ability to create a nearby mockup of the bunker.
The one piece of information that is still missing from this story is just how authorities were able to get a camera inside the bunker. That camera allowed all of the law enforcement officers on scene the ability to see exactly what was going on inside the bunker at all times. It also gave them an idea of when the bunker should be breached. When that inevitable result did take place, it resulted in the young hostage being brought to safety.
This ordeal had the whole country hoping and praying that the little boy would be brought out of the situation safely and thanks to the hard work of everyone on the scene, that is exactly what took place. During the extrication Jimmy Lee Dykes was killed, but there is also very little information about how that took place either. In the coming days there should be much more information released to the public.
Just how the FBI used a hidden camera to spy on Dykes is something that continues to get debated.