The Oregon militia standoff is finally over
After several dramatic moments, federal agents on Thursday morning finally managed to end the standoff with a self-described armed militia group who had been holed up at an Oregon wildlife refuge for more than a month.
A tense night of negotiating between the four remaining gunmen and federal officials who had them surrounded resulted in all but one turning themselves over to authorities.
But 27-year-old Ohio native David Fry was unwilling to hand over his weapons and walk off the Malheur reserve. Supporters spent hours talking him down from the brink of suicide, as his voice was broadcast via live stream to tens of thousands of people on YouTube.
Shortly after 2 p.m. ET, after threatening to take his own life, he finally stood down and peacefully left the reserve.