BURNS, Ore. – The FBI has checkpoints surrounding the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where militants are still holed up as a standoff enters its 27th day.
Law enforcement has made eleven arrests over the last two days, including militia leader Ammon Bundy.
Bundy and four others involved in the standoff were taken into custody Tuesday when officers stopped his vehicles on Highway 395. One person, LaVoy Finicum was shot and killed during the confrontation.
Bundy’s lawyers will be holding a press conference at 11 a.m. Thursday outside the federal courthouse in Portland.
The FBI says eight people left the refuge Wednesday, and three of them were arrested. Among the arrested is Jason Patrick, who told us hours before that he wasn’t planning to leave until the group’s demands were met.
There’s no word yet on how many occupiers may still be holding out here or when the refuge will officially reopen.
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“… or when the refuge will officially reopen.”
Don’t give a rat’s @ss about ‘officially’.
Unofficially, it will be reopened to EVERYONE, once we hang all the communists.