After several hours of negotiations with 27-year-old David Fry at Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, all four remaining occupiers have surrendered. Fry stood his ground over "abortion" and said that he was "feeling suicidal." At one point, he said on a livestream, "Until you guys can address my grievances, you'll probably have to kill me or watch me kill myself," he said.
“We’re not surrendering. We’re turning ourselves in. It’s going against everything we believe in,” said Sean Anderson, one of the occupiers, Wednesday evening after news came that Cliven Bundy, the father of former Oregon occupiers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, was arrested at Portland International Airport late Wednesday on his way to the refuge. The now 41-day standoff escalated Wednesday when FBI authorities surrounded the facility after Fry drove outside of the encampment then allegedly sped back as an agent approached. Nevada legislator Michele Fiore, a Republican supporter of the protesters, drove to the refuge to try to help negotiate a surrender. Cliven Bundy faces federal charges related to the 2014 standoff at his ranch over federal control of public lands.