Right wing armed militia leader Ammon Arrested in Oregon

    Right wing armed militia leader Ammon Arrested in Oregon

    Jan 27, Washington: A person was killed and another injured in a shootout after an attempt to arrest members of an armed group that occupied a national wildlife refuge in the US state of Oregon.

    The FBI said in a statement stated that one individual "who was a subject of a federal probable cause arrest is deceased". According to the FBI the leader of the pack, Ammon Bundy, was arrested in a traffic stop on Highway 395 along with his brother Ryan Bundy, 43, Bryan Cavalier, 44, Shawna Cox, 59, and Ryan Walen Payne, 32.Two other activists connected to the group, Joseph Donald O'Shaughnessy, 45, and Peter Santilli, 50, were later arrested, separately, in Burns, Oregon.

    Ammon Bundy, 40 and his right-wing militia had occupied the federal government land for the past three weeks. Bundy's militia, which included people from various US states including Arizona and Michigan, had seized the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on January 2 as part of a long-running dispute over public lands in the western United States.

    Meanwhile, according to the local media, Bundy was en route to a community meeting in John Day, Oregon, where he was scheduled to be a guest speaker, when authorities stopped his vehicle. Ryan Bundy has been injured in the arrest, suffering a minor gunshot wound. "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 FBI said.

    Bundy is the son of Clive Bundy, who was  involved in a stand-off over grazing rights between armed anti-government activists and federal authorities in 2014.

    The Oslo Times


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