All occupiers in Oregon standoff surrender
MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Ore. — The final holdout in the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge’s headquarters in Harney County, Oregon, surrendered to authorities Thursday morning, the FBI confirmed in a news release.
David Fry — the final holdout in the 41-day occupation of the refuge’s headquarters surrendered to authorities Thursday.
The three other remaining occupiers surrendered earlier Thursday morning.
Fry abruptly decided against coming out of the headquarters and contended that his grievances have not been addressed, according to the audio stream on YouTube.
His decision came after the armed occupiers indicated they would turn themselves in Thursday morning, hours after federal agents arrested Cliven Bundy, the father of protest leader Ammon Bundy.
Ammon Bundy was arrested earlier in the standoff.
A Facebook page for Cliven Bundy’s ranch announced that Bundy — who came to the national spotlight in a fight with the federal Bureau of Land Management over grazing rights for his cattle in 2014 — was heading to Oregon earlier Wednesday.
“It’s time,” the post said. “Cliven Bundy is headed to the Harney County Resource Center in Burns Oregon.”
Bundy was taken into federal custody in Portland, Oregon, after landing there early Thursday morning, the FBI said.