Oregon standoff: 4 holdouts all in FBI custody as occupation ends

by The Oregonian/OregonLive  |  published on February 12, 2016

The four remaining occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge surrendered Thursday morning, bringing an end to the standoff on its 41st day.

Jeff Banta, Sean Anderson, Sandy Anderson and David Fry were taken into FBI custody.

Fry was the last to surrender, finally emerging after an extended phone dialogue with supporters who tried for over an hour after the others left to get him to walk out.

The FBI called a news conference to talk about the end of the occupation. That conference is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Earlier Thursday, federal agents confirmed that the last four occupiers had left the bird sanctuary 30 miles southeast of Burns. Indictments also were unsealed against at least seven others connected to the Jan. 2 takeover, bringing the total to 23 charged so far.

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