Here’s what we know this morning about the ongoing standoff between FBI agents and the holdouts occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

As we reported last night, the FBI surrounded the refuge and demanded the surrender of the 4 still occupying the building:

And there is some talk of surrender this morning:

FBI agents were able to “infiltrate” the refuge last night and surround the occupiers. From the Oregonian:

The last four occupiers, who have camped alone since Jan. 28 at the headquarters compound, agreed Wednesday night to surrender in the morning. They did so after FBI tactical teams infiltrated refuge buildings undetected overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. The FBI then hemmed in the occupiers with armored vehicles and negotiated with them for five hours to reach the surrender agreement.

But there’s a wrinkle. Cliven Bundy — father of refuge occupation leader Ammon Bundy — was arrested by the FBI last night on his way to the refuge and charged over his 2014 standoff with federal authorities in Nevada:

Bundy is being held in the same jail as his sons:

Surrender time at the refuge is reportedly 8 a.m. PST:

And evangelist Franklin Graham is expected some time this morning:

But it’s not clear how the arrest of the elder Bundy will affect the negotiations:

As of the writing of this post, it’s all quiet:

Here’s hoping this all ends peacefully.


Editor’s note: This post has been updated.



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