Oregon Sheriff To Meet Again Friday With Armed Refuge Militia

ADDS DETAILS OF SOME VEHICLES SEEN AT THE ENTRANCE - An sign of the National Wildlife Refuge System is seen at an entry of the wildlife refuge, where some vehicles are seen used to block access to the inside of the r... ADDS DETAILS OF SOME VEHICLES SEEN AT THE ENTRANCE - An sign of the National Wildlife Refuge System is seen at an entry of the wildlife refuge, where some vehicles are seen used to block access to the inside of the refuge, about 30 miles southeast of Burns, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Armed protesters are occupying a building at the national wildlife refuge and asking militia members around the country to join them. The protesters went to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday following a peaceful rally in support of two Oregon ranchers facing additional prison time for arson. (Les Zaitz/The Oregonian via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT MORE LESS
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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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  1. Avatar for meri meri says:

    How polite!

    I hope, the next time I take a hostage, they’re that understanding with me.

  2. Never mind what’s going on at The Swamp. Josh. What’s the latest on Oshaugnessy and Booda Bear? Did Captain O really take donation money and use it to get drunk in a motel? And was Ritzheimer so pissed about it that he grew to where he could actually drive without having to sit on a phone book?

    Did Mr, Bear really run off after a newspaper proved he lied about being in the Marines?

  3. Founding fathers went after John Brown at Harper’s Ferry with unbeatable force. Bundy, as a right wing “oringinalist”, should support the same.

    Not for nothing, but the United States bought all that land from France, and owned it all. They gave it away to ranchers and settlers for nothing or next to nothing, and still that’s not enough for these folks. They want more, more, more.

  4. If it prevents bloodshed and a rallying cry for the entire militia movement, why not?

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