One Dead, Arrests Made at Oregon Refuge Standoff

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By CBS News / MTN News
 

Grant County, Oregon -One person was killed and another wounded as federal and state authorities arrested the leader of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon for more than three weeks and five of his followers, the FBI said late Tuesday.

The FBI said authorities arrested Ammon Bundy, 40, his brother Ryan Bundy, 43, Brian Cavalier, 44, Shawna Cox, 59, and Ryan Payne, 32, during a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 395.

Authorities said another person, Joseph Donald O'Shaughnessy, 45, was arrested by Oregon State Police in Burns. Payne is from Anaconda, MT.

Another person suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment, the FBI said. He was arrested and is currently in custody.

Each person arrested faces a federal felony charge of conspiracy to impede U.S. officers from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation, or threats, the FBI said.

The group began occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon on Jan. 2.

 

 

Source;  KTVQ News


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