How the news broke

Ammon, Ryan Bundy and others arrested, one dead in Tuesday's arrests.

  1. During his last interview with the Oregonian on Monday, a day before the arrests, LaVoy Finicum, who was killed during the arrests, said tensions between occupiers and the feds were mounting. "They're doing all the things that shows that they want to take some kinetic action against us," he said.
  2. The first tweets in connection with last night's arrests began with early coverage of a meeting in John Day, Oregon. Ammon Bundy and other members of the nearly four-week-long occupation were supposed to attend.
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  4. Update Live Burns Oregon: Reports of Shots Fired
  5. Conflicting reports of unconfirmed shots, highway closures and a hospital lockdown flooded social media in the early moments of last night's arrests. John Speulvado and Dave Blanchard are reporters for Oregon Public Broadcasting.
  6. Harney County Sheriff made the first official confirmation of arrests from the FBI.
  7. Pete Santilli was the go-to spokesman for the armed militia that have been occupying the refuge. During Tuesday's arrests, he was reporting developments until he was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time, according to the Harney County Sheriff. It is still unconfirmed if Ryan Bundy was shot during the arrests.
  8. After arrests of fellow occupiers, Blaine Cooper and other militia members remaining at the Malheur location reported they would not back down. JJ MacNab is a writer on anti-government extremists for Forbes with sources inside of the occupation.
  9. Kieran Suckling of the Center for Biodiversity, along with other birdwatchers, wildlife and nature enthusiasts, was protesting at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in opposition of the armed militia that have occupied the refuge since Jan. 2.
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