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1 Militant Dead, 8 Arrested In Malheur Refuge Occupation

Conrad Wilson

The monthlong occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge took a turn toward a possible conclusion Tuesday night – with the death of one militant after an officer involved shooting. At least eight others were arrested.

Law enforcement wouldn’t release additional information about the deceased individual, but multiple sources said it was Arizona rancher Robert “LaVoy” Finicum.

According to the FBI and Oregon State Police, leaders of the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were arrested along Highway 395 between the towns of John Day and Burns.

Those arrested included Ammon and Ryan Bundy, who have lead the occupation since the start.

Police says everyone arrested will face felony charges.

A handful of armed militants remain at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.  OPB's John Sepulvado reports those who remain have stated they will avenge Finicum's death.

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