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Oregon militia leader arrested by FBI after shootout

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Ammon Bundy was arrested by the FBI after the armed conflict that occurred between officers and several of Bundy’s followers.

Five of Bundy’s associates were also arrested. One was killed during the arrest. It is not yet been released who that is.

According to the statement, the FBI and Oregon State Police arrested Ryan Bundy, Ryan Payne, Brian Cavalier, and Shawna J. Cox in addition to Ammon Bundy. All were charged with conspiracy to impede federal officers. The charge is a federal felony.

The standoff in Oregon began on January 2nd, when a group of self-styled “militia” led by Ammon Bundy took control of the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southern Oregon to protest the jail sentences of two men who set fire to federal land.

Ammon Bundy’s father, Cliven Bundy, made national headlines for a tense encounter with law enforcement in a similar dispute in 2014.

(Businessinsider.com)

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