The FBI arrested three more people who occupied a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, including the group's new leader, after the original ringleaders were detained on a highway the previous day, NBC News reported.
Jason S. Patrick, 43, turned himself in at a checkpoint Wednesday evening and later, Duane Leo Ehmer, 45, of Irrigon, Oregon, and Dylan Wade Anderson, 34, of Provo, Utah, were arrested after leaving the compound, the FBI said. It was unclear how many people were still inside the wildlife building.
The arrests came after Ryan and Ammon Bundy, two leaders of the group that occupied the refuge on Jan. 2, were among five people detained in a traffic stop on Highway 395 while they were on their way to a public meeting. Another of the de facto spokesmen, 54-year-old LaVoy Finicum, was shot and killed after exiting a vehicle and "brandishing a firearm," authorities said.
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Bundy asked the remaining occupiers on a federal wildlife in Oregon to "go home and hug your families," NBC News reported.