Last Oregon refuge occupier says he surrenders

Feb 11, 2016 2:22 PM by News Staff

The last occupier of the Oregon wildlife refuge says he turned himself in to authorities a couple of hours after three others walked out.

The surrender played out over a phone call on an open line streamed live on the Internet by an acquaintance of occupier David Fry. Fry, who shouted and rambled, had delayed leaving Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after he said the other three surrendered.

Fry said, "I'm walking toward them (FBI agents) right now" during the call with his acquaintance and a Nevada legislator who drove to the site to help negotiate the group's exit.

Rep. Judy Boyle, an Idaho state lawmaker, confirms that the four holdouts are in custody.

They were the last remnants of armed group that seized the refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land use policies.


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