The standoff between law enforcement and the Ammon Bundy led militia, took a turn for the worst on Tuesday at 4:25 PM. The FBI and the Oregon State Police attempted to arrest several members of the militia during a traffic stop. At the time the group was en route to a community meeting at a senior center, 70 miles north of Burns, Oregon.
Shots were fired during the traffic stop, which led to the death of Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum, and the hospitalization of Ryan Bundy with non-life-threatening injuries. A total of 8 people have since been arrested, including Ammon Bundy and his brother.
According to Finicum’s daughter, “We all thought it would end, but not like this.” she further added that “My dad did stress that they wouldn’t pull a gun on them unless they pulled a gun. They were all committed to not firing on federal agents.” As of now, the precise nature of what transpired between Finicum and the police has yet to be revealed.
All of the men that were arrested are facing charges of “conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties, through the use of force, intimidation or threats.” Currently, additional members of the militia are still hunkered down in the wildlife refuge, and there’s no word on what they intend to do next.
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