This just in from Oregon…. The remaining protesters in the Oregon wildlife refuge are in a stand-off now with Obama’s heavily armed FBI agents.
The last four followers of Ammon and Ryan Bundy are about to be arrested by the FBI’s Portland office. Things have become intense!
The FBI’s Portland office said agents have been stationed at barricades in front of and behind the area of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge where the remaining occupiers are camping.
Negotiations were under way, and no shots have been fired, the bureau said.
The remaining occupiers are believed to be: David Fry, 27, of Blanchester, Ohio; Jeff Banta, 46, of Elko, Nevada; and Sean Anderson, 48, and Sandy Anderson, 47, a married couple from Riggins, Idaho.
They’re among 16 people — including the group’s leaders, Ammon and Ryan Bundy — who were charged last week with conspiracy to impede federal officers in a grand jury indictment.
This confrontation started at 7:30pm Eastern and has become worse tonight. The special agent in charge – Greg Bretzing – said things became bad enough that action needs to be taken to ensure the safety of those on the refuge.
Here is audio with the Oregon ranch protesters (Content Warning):
FBI surrounds area where last four Ore. wildlife refuge occupiers are camping: https://t.co/zQnW7Tgy7b
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 11, 2016
Talks between FBI and protesters occupying wildlife refuge in Oregon continue as FBI said it had them surrounded. https://t.co/K9HKYYvAR6
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) February 11, 2016
This is a breaking story, and we will update as more details become available.
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