Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Bundy Arrested In Oregon

From KATU: KATU News has learned the leader of the armed occupation at Malheur Wildlife Refuge - Ammon Bundy - has been detained, along with at least eight other individuals Tuesday evening.
Officials said it all began with a traffic stop while Bundy and some of his followers were en route to a community meeting in John Day, about 70 miles away.
Shots were fired after FBI agents, Oregon State troopers and other law enforcement agencies made the stop. CNN reports its unclear who fired first.
Details of the arrest and confrontation remain unknown, but charges are pending related to the group's 25-day takeover of the wildlife refuge.
Bundy and about three dozen of other individuals occupied the wildlife refuge earlier this month after two local ranchers were sent to prison for setting fires on federal land.  http://katu.com/news/local/leader-of-oregon-occupation-ammon-bundy-three-others-arrested
Apparently, 2 people were shot and an air ambulance was on it's way to the scene, according to the Oregonian: http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/01/oregon_standoff_ammon_bundy_re.html#incart_big-photo
Be interested to see if this ends the occupation of a building on Federal land or will it make matters worse.
Of course, Bundy decided to leave the area and so he took the chance on leaving the compound and he lost.
Update from the Oregonian: One militant is dead and the top leaders of the refuge occupation are in police custody after law enforcement officials stopped vehicles Tuesday afternoon about 15 miles north of Burns.Ryan Bundy, 43, of Bunkerville, Nev., suffered a minor gunshot wound and was taken into custody in a highway stop conducted by the FBI and the Oregon State Police.
Also arrested were his brother, Ammon Bundy, 40, of Emmett, Idaho, and Ryan W. Payne, 32, of Anaconda, Mont., Brian Cavalier, 44, of Bunkerville, Nevada, and Shawna J. Cox, 59, of Kanab, Utah. They were charged with conspiracy to impede federal officers, a felony.
The identity of the person killed in the shootout was not released.
No details were immediately available about the dramatic finish to the free-roaming ways  of the militant leaders. The FBI has been in charge of the refuge occupation, but it wasn't immediately known which police agencies were involved in the arrest.  http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/01/bundys_in_custody_one_militant.html#incart_story_package

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