|Ammon Bundy, leader of the wildlife refuge occupiers, was among the six armed white terrorists arrested after a shootout. At least one terrorist was killed and another wounded.|
By Aviva Shen
Six members of the militia occupying the Malheur National Refuge, including Ammon Bundy, were taken into custody Tuesday night following a shooting nearby, according to the FBI.
The Harney County District Hospital in Burns, Oregon is on lockdown, and a section of the highway is also closed. The altercation occurred at about 4:25 PM local time, when the militia was on its way to a meeting in John Day, a neighboring town.
The FBI released a statement confirming that one militant died in a shootout. Another militant sustained “non life-threatening” injuries and was taken to the hospital.
BREAKING: FBI statement confirms Ammon Bundy in custody. https://t.co/AcqRyOMOlx #KOIN6News #Oregonstandoff pic.twitter.com/WG9F3NAV8SBundy and his militia have been occupying the federal property since the beginning of January, and law enforcement has been hesitant to remove them. But conflicts with local residents have escalated recently; members of the occupation have torn down their fences and reportedly vandalized other property in the town. Locals have grown angrier at the lack of action to remove the militia.
— Brent Weisberg (@BrentKOIN) January 27, 2016