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At approximately 2248L, reports of a convoy is headed from the Burns Municipal Airport out to the Malheur Refuge.  Expect a cordon to be put into place.

2345L: After some phone calls and convincing, a majority of the Refuge occupiers have agreed to pack up and leave.  A small minority is repeatedly staying behind.

0200L 27 JAN: The FBI has given Jason Patrick, David Fry and the remaining occupiers until 4am Pacific to vacate the Refuge.  According to media reports, they intend to stay.

Previous updates from 26 JAN.

This evening, the FBI made a felony stop on a vehicle carrying Ammon Bundy and several other individuals.  After gun fire from the FBI, four individuals were reportedly taken into custody, including Ammon Bundy.  Two individuals are reported to have been taken to the Burns hospital, which is currently on lock down.

FBI sources stated that those at the Refuge are currently free to leave unimpeded, implying that there might be action if they do not leave immediately.

Although those in custody have not been confirmed, we can safely assume that Buddha Cavalier was with Ammon.  Ryan Payne suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital, according to local officials.


1811L:  Blaine Cooper has reportedly assumed leadership at the Refuge and has been told to leave immediately.  During a phone call with Pete Santilli, Pete can be overheard saying, “Blaine, please don’t do this.”  Blaine is reportedly wanting to make a stand.  Women and children are still at the Refuge.

1821L:  According to local government officials, Ryan Payne suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to the Burns hospital.

1827L: Awaiting a forthcoming statement from law enforcement regarding the shoot out and arrests.

1844L: KATU News is now reporting that eight occupiers have been taken into custody.

1850L: Pete Santilli and Joe Oshaugnessy have also been arrested.

1857L: Law Enforcement reporting the arrest of the following individuals:
Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier, Shawna Cox, Ryan Payne — and JJoe O’Shaghnessy in a separate arrest.

1900L: FBI reporting that one of the occupiers is now deceased.

1924L: LaVoy Finicum dead.


Rest in Peace, Lavoy.