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Update: At Least One Oregon Protester Is Dead After Standoff With FBI


LaVoy Finicum was the protester killed by the FBI in a confrontation yesterday. One other protester was wounded.

No word yet on who shot first or why shots were fired.


Update on the Oregon Standoff situation. At least one person is dead after a shootout.

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.

Read more here.

Ammon Bundy and eight others occupying a government building in Oregon have been arrested.


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.

More on this as it develops!

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