Three of the four remaining Oregon wildlife refuge occupiers have surrendered to the FBI, while David Fry is holding out and has threatened suicide. Listen live above.
According to this livestream, FBI agents moved in on the Oregon militia in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Wednesday night. The Oregonian reports that the live broadcast is coming from friend of occupier Fry, 27, from Ohio, named Gavin Seam. A member of the militia can be heard talking to an FBI agent named “Mark” on the broadcast. Listen to the archive from Wednesday night here:
Nevada Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore can also be heard talking to Sean Anderson, asking to speak to the FBI on their behalf. Members of the militia tell her that the FBI won’t speak to her. She tells them that she is in Portland and is coming to the refuge. One occupier has stated on the stream, “If they tear gas us that’s the same as firing upon us. We have every right to fire back.” Sandy Anderson said later, “If we go to jail, we’ll never see the light of day again.”
KOIN reports that as of 5:45 p.m. local time, the refuge was surrounded by armed FBI agents.
Those still in the compound are David Fry, 27, Sandy Anderson, 48, Sean Anderson, 47, and Jeff Banta, 46. On February 8, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported that Cliven Bundy could have been on his way to the refuge.
On January 26, five of members of the militia, including Ammon Bundy and his brother Ryan, were arrested 50 miles north of the occupation during a traffic stop. Also during that stop, LaVoy Finicum, was shot and killed by FBI agents.