Sure you know of this:
Alabama bunker suspect faced court date, neighbors say - CNN.com
How long do you think authorities should wait until they go in, and try to grab the kid? I don't know, I'm not a LEO and not there - but it's an interesting problem and the most serious decision of all to make, what to do in this life and death scene unfolding minute by minute.
Boy, hope that young boy gets out of this... my prayers to him and his family - and to the authorities there. What a weight they all bear!