I'm going to offer my opinion (
). The police better back off. The police are going about this in a very wrong manner. They have a small army there and they are only going to spook the guy. He is probably paranoid schizophrenic. That could be dangerous if they spook him. On the news last night I saw the police coming in on it with sirens blaring. That is the most wrong thing to do. That is dangerous for the kid. All they need is one police guy there on a 24 hour basis unless the hideout has a back door. Then in addition they need a very cool clinical psychologist who is very wise and who can talk this guy down from his mad trip and let him come out with the boy. If he requires food and/or drink they should supply it.
PS How do I know? I'm a kidnap survivor.