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Oregon standoff: 3 occupiers surrender to FBI; David Fry holding out

Oregon standoff: 3 occupiers surrender to FBI; David Fry holding out

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11 a.m.: Hall begins sobbing after Fry turns himself in. She and Seim resume their dialogue.

11 a.m.: Authorities say Fry is in custody. The standoff is over.

10:59 a.m.: Seim says it appears the FBI has cut off Fry's phone.

10:57 a.m.: Fry says he is coming out.

10:35 a.m.: Fry says he is speaking with an FBI agent.

10:27 a.m.: Fry says he doesn't care about the movement anymore. That he's doing this for himself.

10:17 a.m.: Fry says he's pointing a gun at his head.

10:11 a.m.: Fry says his biggest fear is being raped in jail.

9:56 a.m.: Three of the four occupiers are in custody of the FBI. Jeff Banta, Sean Anderson and Sandy Anderson each face a federal conspiracy charge for their role in the occupation, joining 12 others already arraigned on that charge.

9:55 a.m.: Fry says he is declaring a one-man war on the U.S. government, saying he wants "liberty or death."

9:51 a.m.: The moderators continue to try to persuade Fry to leave.

9:48 a.m.: Fry says he is feeling suicidal.

9:45 a.m.: David Fry says unless his grievances are heard, he will not come out. The feed moderators, identified as Gavin Seim, who calls himself a constitutional activist, and KrisAnne Hall, a prominent national face of the so-called patriot movement, are encouraging him to follow through and leave the encampment.

9:43 a.m.: Jeff Banta is heading out, according to the feed.

9:40 a.m.: Sandy and Sean Anderson have been arrested, according to the refuge live feed.

9:38 a.m.: Sean Anderson says the occupiers are walking out.

9:34 a.m.: Sean Anderson says on the refuge's live stream that the FBI is telling the four remaining occupiers to come out one at a time.

9:15 a.m.: Blaine Cooper, a member of the core group that took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2, has been arrested, his wife wrote on Facebook on Thursday morning. Cooper's wife, Melissa Cooper, was also among the group occupying the bird sanctuary over the past month. Cooper said Friday that he had not been home since he left the refuge Jan. 26 after learning that Finicum had been killed at a law-enforcement roadblock. A spokeswoman with the FBI in Portland declined to confirm or deny that Cooper had been arrested Thursday morning.

9:03 a.m.: Bundy will make his first appearancein U.S. District Court in Portland at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Bundy, 74, will appear on federal charges stemming from the 2014 standoff at his ranch in Nevada.

8:40 a.m.: Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, a high-profile supporter of the Bundy family, said she and Christian evangelist Franklin Graham are traveling to the refuge. Fiore's trip to Oregon is in apparent response to a call from Ammon Bundy, who asked elected officials from across the West to come to the aid of the occupiers.

On her website, Fiore lists job creation, reducing business regulation and taxation and defending Second Amendment rights as among her priorities. She often displays her support for gun rights on social media. Last November, she promoted a 2016 calendar on Twitter that shows her with a firearm for every month of the year

Oregon Live

Three of the remaining occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge surrendered Thursday morning on the 41st day of the standoff, but one holdout refused to emerge.

Jeff Banta, Sean Anderson and Sandy Anderson were taken into FBI custody. Occupier David Fry stayed in the encampment arguing throughout late morning with supporters trying to get him to walk out.

FBI agents in armored vehicles moved in Wednesday night on the last four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, hemming them into their rough camp and insisting they put down their guns and surrender.

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It's Over - Last 4 Oregon holdouts all in FBI custody as occupation ends

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