Ammon Bundy, the leader of the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon, met for a showdown with the local county sheriff late Thursday amid signs that at least some in his militia want their controversial standoff to draw to a close.
In what appeared to be a pre-arranged rendezvous, Bundy met with Harney County sheriff Dave Ward on a remote road 15 miles away from the federal buildings the militiamen have occupied since Saturday.
It was the first time the pair met since the occupation began. They made no agreements about a possible resolution to the standoff. “We plan on staying,” Bundy told reporters following a meeting.
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