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Anaconda man arrested after OR militia standoff takes a deadly turn

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Ryan Payne (Multnomah County booking photo) Ryan Payne (Multnomah County booking photo)

One person was killed and another wounded as federal and state authorities arrested the leader of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon for more than three weeks and five of his followers, the FBI said late Tuesday.

LaVoy Finicum was the person killed during the arrest of occupiers of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, a law enforcement official said. Finicum and several others, including protest leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested in a traffic stop.

The officials said when two vehicles were stopped, everyone obeyed orders to surrender except for two: Finicum and Ryan Bundy. Shots were fired, but it's not known who fired first, the official said. Ryan Bundy was injured.

The FBI said authorities arrested Ammon Bundy, 40, his brother Ryan, 43, Brian Cavalier, 44, Shawna Cox, 59, and Ryan Payne, 32 of Anaconda during a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 395.

Authorities said another person, Joseph Donald O'Shaughnessy, 45, was arrested by Oregon State Police in Burns. 

Another person suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment, the FBI said. He was arrested and is currently in custody.

Each person arrested faces a federal felony charge of conspiracy to impede U.S. officers from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation, or threats, the FBI said.

The group began occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon on Jan. 2.

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