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January 26, 2016
Oregon Update: Angry Militia Member Warns: 'Now You're Going To See The Pacific Patriot Network Mobilized' - Bundy, Militia Members Arrested, One Dead, Official FBI Press Release - Update - Lavoy Finicum 'Cold-Bloodedly Murdered' According To Witness
[MAJOR UPDATE] According to this story from Raw Story, militia members are angry. One stated clearly: “Now you’re going to see the Pacific Patriot Network mobilized.”
[MAJOR UPDATE] - CLIVEN BUNDY on RYAN & LAVOY SHOOTING - Cliven Bundy shares the account of eye witnesses who state that Lavoy Finicum was unarmed, hand his arms in the air and they "shot him cold-blooded." (Audio below)
UPDATE! FEDS surround refuge as internet is cut and children are evacuated.
UPDATE! Bundy Militia cuts out quick once FEDS surround the refuge.
UPDATE! We Are Change reports Lavoy Finicum was shot and killed in cold blood with hands up.
Original Article below
The situation in Oregon just went critical as Multiple militia members that had had taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in protest of the Hammonds being forced back to jail after serving their original sentence, have been arrested on their way to a community meeting in John Day, about 70 miles away, shots were reportedly fired and at least one person has been reported killed.
At approximately 4:25 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Oregon State Police (OSP) began an enforcement action to bring into custody a number of individuals associated with the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. During that arrest, there were shots fired.
One individual who was a subject of a federal probable cause arrest is deceased. We will not be releasing any information about that person pending identification by the medical examiner's office.
One individual suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was arrested and is currently in custody.
The arrested individuals include:
Ammon Edward Bundy, age 40, of Emmett, Idaho
Ryan C. Bundy, age 43, of Bunkerville, Nevada
Brian Cavalier, age 44, of Bunkerville, Nevada
Shawna Cox, age 59, Kanab, Utah
Ryan Waylen Payne, age 32, of Anaconda, Montana
These probable cause arrests occurred along Highway 235.
In a separate event in Burns, Oregon, at approximately 5:50 pm, Oregon State Police arrested the following individual:
Joseph Donald O'Shaughnessy, age 45, Cottonwood, Arizona
All of the named defendants face a federal felony charge of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation, or threats, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 372.
We continue to work with Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward and his deputies; Oregon State Police; and the United States Attorney's Office to address any further outstanding issues. As the investigation is ongoing, we cannot comment further at this time.
All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
According to Raw Story, the person killed in a shootout with authorities was LaVoy Finicum, the Oregon militant who gained fame for conducting a television interview from beneath a blue tarp.
The Arizona rancher, who was caring for 11 foster children with his wife, vowed at the start of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve that he was willing to die for his interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.
“I have been raised in the country all my life,” Finicum said in a widely viewed television interview with a rifle on his lap. “I love dearly to feel the wind on my face. To see the sun rise, to see the moon. I have no intention of spending any of my days in a concrete box.”
He was reportedly shot Tuesday evening during a shootout when law enforcement officers stopped a group of militants on their way to establish a shadow government in nearby Grant County.
According to KATU News, those arrested are "facing federal felony charges of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties, through the use of force, intimidation or threats."
According to The Daily Mail, Ryan Bundy was wouned in the police shootout.
NOTE- There are multiple reports coming out on this situation, we are trying to only report what can be confirmed, and will be updating this as reports come out.
Leave any links in the comment section that are revelant to this ongoing situation. This is a developing story and updates will be added as they come in.
Jon Eric Ritzheimer, 32, was arrested by the FBI in Arizona Tuesday night on a federal charge related to the Malheur Refuge occupation. The FBI announced that Ritzheimer turned himself into the Peoria, Arizona, police department without incident.
DAHBOO is running a live "real talk" chat on this, seen below.