The Alabama man whose property is surrounded by police after a school bus shooting had been due in court on a charge of threatening neighbors.
Investigators have not released the suspect's name. Neighbors said the rural property near Dothan at the heart of the standoff Wednesday belonged to Jimmy Lee Dykes, a man in his 60s.
Court records showed Dykes had been scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning to face a charge of menacing some neighbors as they drove by his house last month. The neighbors said he yelled and fired shots over damage he claimed their pickup truck did to a make-shift speed bump in the dirt road.
The standoff started Tuesday after a gunman boarded a stopped school bus, shot the driver and took a 6-year-old student.
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