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  • Breaking: FBI Says It Has Surrounded Oregon Occupiers

    The FBI has surrounded the remaining occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Details – updating.

    The FBI states it has surrounded the militants at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

    "At approximately 4:30 p.m. (Pacific) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, one of the occupiers rode an ATV outside the barricades established by the militia at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. FBI agents attempted to approach the driver, and he returned to the encampment at the refuge at a high rate of speed," the statement says.

    "At this time, the FBI has moved to contain the remaining occupiers by placing agents at barricades both immediately ahead of and behind the area where the occupiers are camping. Negotiations between the occupiers and the FBI continue. No shots have been fired."

    Currently there is a live audio feed that reportedly is of the remaining occupiers speaking with Nevada state Rep. Michele Fiore, who is well-known to the occupiers and the Bundy family. We caution that this audio has not been verified. We also caution there may be violence and/or profanity from this audio.

    Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) reports "Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore called in to the militants from the Portland airport. She said she would be willing to travel to Burns to help negotiate an end to the standoff." 

    In the audio a person identifying themselves as Fiore told the others to tell the FBI that "an elected official" is coming there to negotiate.

    UPDATE I: 10:11 PM EST –
    One person, who sounds like David Fry, says he thinks the black helicopters are coming to kill them.

    They also say Franklin Graham is calling them.

    Another voice says the FBI is holding them hostage, and they don't understand why the FBI won't make any concessions.

    Cliven Bundy is tweeting:

    UPDATE II: 10:16 PM EST –

    One of the occupiers insists the FBI can drop the charges. Another insists they do it all the time "for people worse than we are." He yells, "Do they want to kill us all?"

    UPDATE III: 10:25 PM EST –
    "A friend of occupier David Fry was streaming on YouTube through an open phone line with the occupiers as authorities made what appeared to be a final push to end the 40-day old occupation," the Oregonian reports. "Besides David Fry, 27, of Ohio, the encampment includes Jeff Banta of Elko, Nevada, and Sean and Sandy Anderson of Riggins, Idaho."

     

    This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

     

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    • followed this page 2016-02-12 12:24:07 -0500

    • commented 2016-02-11 09:18:52 -0500
      How about, “Come out with your hands in the air by my count of 3 or we start shooting!” If they are crazy enough to want to die they will shoot first and that will be the end when the dust settles. All this has done so far is show other nutjobs they too can have a sit in and ‘white privilege’ will keep you safe. Does anyone honestly believe had this group been any other color they would have taken this long?

    • commented 2016-02-10 23:40:17 -0500
      Nice job… Im watching tweet stream.. And being from a Law Enforcement family am more and more ashamed of the FBI…In fact my uncle was an FBI agent …not sure what he did.

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