Ammon Bundy, Now In Custody, Tells Oregon Militia To Go Home
The militia leader is telling followers to go home after a man was killed in a shootout with police.By Eugene Daniels | January 27, 2016
After a shootout with police left one man dead and seven people, Ammon Bundy, who was one of those arrested, is asking members of the Oregon militia that took over a federal building to go home.
In a statement, Bundy said: "To those at the refuge, I love you. Let us take this fight from here. Please stand down. Go home and hug your families." He also implored the government to let the militia go home "without being prosecuted."
Bundy's statement echoes what law enforcement has been saying since the group took over the building almost a month ago. "It's time for everybody in this illegal occupation to move on. There doesn't have to be bloodshed in our community," Sheriff David Ward said during a press conference.