UPDATED: Friend and officials confirm Oregon militant Ammon Bundy’s capture

January 26, 2016 in News by Slad


Raw Story
 | 26 JAN 2016 AT 20:58 ET

Ammon Bundy speaks at a press conference in Oregon (screen grab)

Oregon militant leader Ammon Bundy was taken into custody by federal officials on Tuesday night, the Oregonian reported.

Bundy’s capture was first reported by one of his supporters, Pete Santilli, on a YouTube broadcast. KATU-TV confirmed Bundy’s arrest, adding that three other people were taken into custody.

Santilli also stated that two people were shot during the encounter that led to Bundy’s arrest. Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) confirmed that Harney District Hospital in Burns, near the wildlife reserve that Bundy’s group seized, is on lockdown and that there was a “shooting incident.”

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A report from the Oregonian stating that militant leader Ryan Payne was shot was later debunked.

Update, 9:43 p.m. EST: CNN also reported that Bundy was captured, citing an unidentified law enforcement official. OPB also confirmed the news, citing a friend of his.