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FBI Surrounds Oregon Militants, Dramatic Confrontation Streamed Live Online

CREDIT: FBI via AP

This photo taken from an FBI video shows Robert "LaVoy" Finicum after he was fatally shot by police Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 near Burns, Ore. A video released Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 by the FBI of the shooting death of a spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge shows the man reaching into his jacket before he fell into the snow. The FBI said the man had a gun in his pocket.

The FBI has surrounded the four remaining members of the Oregon militia occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The occupation has been ongoing for 40 days. The original leaders of the occupation, including Ammon Bundy, were arrested late last month.

The militants are streaming the confrontation live on YouTube. Tens of thousands of people are listening in, although the audio is often difficult to hear.

The militants, at this point, do not appear ready to surrender and have expressed a willingness to use force if necessary.

Nevada Assembly woman Michele Fiore, who has supported the occupation, is in touch with the militants and claims she is trying to negotiate a resolution.

The occupation has cost the state in excess of $130,000 per day.

On Facebook, rancher Cliven Bundy, father of arrested militant leader Ammon Bundy, announced he was headed to Oregon to join the militants.

WAKE UP AMERICA!WAKE UP WE THE PEOPLE!WAKE UP PATRIOTS!WAKE UP MILITA!IT'S TIME!!!!!CLIVEN BUNDY IS HEADING TO THE HARNEY COUNTY RESOURCE CENTER IN BURNS OREGON.

Posted by Bundy Ranch on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

This is a breaking news post and will be updated as events warrant.