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Final Oregon Holdout Surrenders

A checkpoint four miles away from the Malheur Wildlife Refuge headquarters in a photo taken Thursday morning.

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Update, 2:10 p.m.: David Fry has surrendered into FBI custody without harming any agents or himself. The Malheur Wildlife Refuge is now back under public control after 41 days of occupation.

Original post, 1:30 p.m.: Three of the four armed protesters who’d remained at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge until Thursday morning have surrendered to the FBI, reports from Oregon say. The remaining occupier—an Ohio man named David Fry—was believed to have been prepared to leave the refuge with the others but is now refusing to do so and says he is suicidal. Fry is communicating by phone with other individuals in the anti-government movement (their call is being broadcast on a live-feed) who are trying unsuccessfully to persuade him to leave safely:

He’s made a number of vague political statements and demands:

Evangelist Franklin Graham is also on the call:

The Oregonian is streaming tweets from reporters who are covering the story here.

Read more of Slate’s coverage of the standoff in Oregon.