All Oregon Occupiers Surrender at Refuge


All four occupiers who remained at a wildlife refuge in Oregon have apparently surrendered to the FBI, ending an armed occupation that lasted 41 days.

NPR reports that David Fry, Jeff Banta, Sean Anderson and Sandy Anderson were the last four militants remaining at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge today. A group of armed anti-federalists took over the refuge in early January, saying they were protesting the convictions of two Oregon ranchers for arson.

Banta and the Andersons left their weapons behind and walked into FBI custody on Thursday morning. But Fry initially said he wouldn’t surrender, NPR reports.

Later, after a conversation with activists and with the FBI, Fry finally told the activists he was handing himself in.

“I’m gonna grab one more cookie,” he said, “one more cigarette. Alrighty then.”