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In the third episode of Standoff, our narrative miniseries on the story of Ruby Ridge, host Ruth Graham describes what happens for the bulk of the 11-day siege on the Weaver family property. As the surviving Weavers stayed holed up inside their cabin, their story attracted droves of supporters and rabble-rousers to rural Idaho.
Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Standoff every week. This week, Graham goes more in-depth about the standoff, what happened to Bo Gritz, and the letter that the Weaver family wrote while inside their cabin. Then, she speaks with Greg Sprungl, who was a deputy sheriff at the time and worked on the investigation afterward.
Standoff is produced by Nina Earnest and Ruth Graham, with production help from Andrew Parsons. The Plus episodes are produced by Chau Tu.