BURNS, Ore. (AP/FOX 26) - Shots were fired during the arrest of the leader of an armed Oregon group occupying a national wildlife refuge.
Reports say at least one person is dead.
The FBI said authorities arrested Ammon Bundy, 40, his brother Ryan Bundy, 43, Brian Cavalier, 44, Shawna Cox, 59, and Ryan Payne, 32, during a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 395. Authorities said another person, Joseph Donald O'Shaughnessy, 45, was arrested in Burns.
A more than 50-mile stretch of highway in Oregon has been closed near where the armed group was confronted.
The Oregon Department of Transportation reported on its website that U.S. 395 was closed between the towns of Burns and John Day on Tuesday evening. The Oregonian reports that there had been a meeting scheduled between some members of the group and local residents in John Day on Tuesday night.
Federal and state law enforcement did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
A group led by Ammon Bundy seized the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of Burns on Jan. 2 as part of a long-running dispute over public lands in the West.
Bundy is the son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who was involved in a high-profile 2014 standoff with the government over grazing rights.