This evening's media briefing in the Midland City hostage situation has been canceled.
Authorities say the alleged suspect, Jimmy Lee Dykes, continues to allow comfort items for the child being held hostage, such as potato chips, toys and medicine.
Authorities also say they continue to maintain an open line of communication 24 hours a day, whenever Dykes wants to talk.
The law enforcement community continues to work toward a safe resolution of this situation for both the child and Dykes.
Dykes has told police that he has an electric heater and blankets.
The next scheduled briefing is set for 9:00A.M., February 3rd.