THE FBI HAS SURROUNDED MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE IN OREGON–
Four Occupiers are reportedly left at the refuge.
** The FBI released a statement earlier.
THERE IS LIVE AUDIO FEED FROM THE REFUGE —
This is live from the wildlife refuge.
— The occupiers are speaking on the live broadcast–
From the audio– The FBI is bringing in more vehicles.
The occupiers are concerned about the buildup.
Rev. Franklin Graham is planning on visiting the camp Thursday.
The occupiers are praying on the air for their safety.
The armed protesters occupying a wildlife refuge in Oregon have been surrounded, the FBI said on Wednesday.
According to the FBI, one of the remaining occupiers rode outside barricades at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. When agents tried to approach him, he sped off back to the refuge.
After that the agency said agents “moved to contain the remaining occupiers by placing agents at barricades both immediately ahead of and behind the area where the occupiers are camping.”
The FBI said no shots were fired and it is continuing to negotiate with those inside the refuge.
Four people are believed to be still occupying the refuge.
“The FBI has negotiated with patience and restraint in an effort to resolve the situation peacefully,” said Greg Bretzing, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon. “However, we reached a point where it became necessary to take action in a way that best ensured the safety of those on the refuge, the law enforcement officers who are on scene, and the people of Harney County who live and work in this area.”
Wednesday marks day 40 of the occupation.