Final Malheur Refuge occupiers to surrender

The four remaining armed occupants told officers they would turn themselves in Thursday morning.

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The development came as Cliven Bundy — who led a Nevada standoff with federal officers in 2014and who is also the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon standoff — was arrested in Portland.

The four occupiers yelled at officers to back off and prayed with supporters over an open phone line as the standoff played out on the Internet Wednesday night via a phone line being livestreamed by an acquaintance of occupier David Fry.

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OPB reports that evangelist Franklin Graham announced on Facebook that he was going to Bend to help with standoff negotiations.

‘Last night I was on the phone with them for several hours, was able to have prayer with them, and they have said they would come out today,’ Graham wrote. ‘I am on my way there and hope to be there by 7:00 AM their time.’