FBI officials say any vehicles approaching the checkpoints outside the refuge will be stopped and searched, and all occupants of the vehicles must present identification. Photo Courtesy of Oregon Public Broadcasting
Published February 11, 2016
BURNS, OREGON—Reports out of Oregon are the four remaining domestic terrorists left at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge will surrender to the FBI Thursday morning.
Other members of the self-identified militia group were arrested and one other killed two weeks ago. The domestic terrorists took over the wildlife refuge 41 days ago on January 2, 2016.
One of the remaining four, Sean Anderson, told the media the four will surrender their weapons and turn themselves in at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2016– PST.
Early Thursday morning, evangelist Franklin Graham, son of the Reverend Billy Graham, stated on his Facebook account that he was traveling to Burns to help negotiate an end to the standoff.
“Last night I was on the phone with them for several hours, was able to have prayer with them, and they have said they would come out today,” Graham wrote. “I am on my way there and hope to be there by 7:00 AM their time.”
The wildlife refuge is located on the Oregon-based Burns Paiute Tribe’s ancestral territory, according to tribal officials.
“This is sacred place to the Burns Paiute Tribe. The refuge and the refuge buildings hold invaluable, irreplaceable and endangered aspects of the tribe’s cultural heritage,” wrote Charlotte Roderique, chair of the Burns Paiute Tribe in the letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.