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Ammon Bundy, Leader Of Armed Militia In Oregon, Arrested After Shootout


Update 11:05 pm EST:

A sixth person, Joseph Donald O'Shaughnessy, was arrested by Oregon State Police in a separate incident in Burns, Oregon.

According to authorities, all of those arrested "face a federal felony charge of conspiracy to impede officers of the US from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats."

Ammon and Ryan Bundy, leaders of the armed militia occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, were arrested along with three others on Tuesday, CBS News reports.

Authorities reportedly arrested the men after a traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon.

The encounter turned violent and shots were apparently fired, ultimately killing one person.

This individual has not yet been identified.  Another person, also unidentified, was also reportedly injured in the shootout and transported to a nearby hospital.

The FBI said,

The armed militia these men were part of occupied a federal building at the wildlife refuge since January 2.

Their presence there was controversial from the start and generated widespread criticism in terms of both the response from law enforcement and the nature of the media's coverage of the occupation.

Citations: 1 killed as militia leader Ammon Bundy arrested in Oregon (CBS News)