The standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is over:
One person died and at least five others were taken into custody Tuesday when authorities confronted an armed protest group responsible for a nearly month-long occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in central Oregon, officials said.
Shots were fired, and self-styled protest leader Ammon Bundy was among those arrested, officials said. One other person was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
The incident began at 4:25 p.m. on State Highway 395 when agents of the FBI and Oregon State Police “began a law enforcement action” to take into custody those associated with the armed occupation, authorities said in a statement.
The person who died was not identified, and no information was given on the cause of death. Officials said that suspect “was a subject of a federal probable cause arrest.”