Oregon Sheriff To Meet Again Friday With Armed Refuge Militia

AP

UPDATE: 6:52 p.m.

The sheriff of the Oregon county where armed militia members have taken over a federal wildlife refuge met Thursday afternoon local time with the militia members and will meet again Friday.

Here’s the update his office tweeted after the Thursday the discussion:

The office also stated that Harney County Sheriff David Ward asked Ammon Bundy, one of the men leading the militia takeover, to leave.

His office emphasized he is seeking a “peaceful resolution” and is not there to arrest anyone in a tweet.

Ward had previously said those who had taken over the refuge would face charges “at some point.”

A local TV reporter tweeted a photo of the meeting:

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