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Oregon Police Confirm One Person Dead Following Arrest at National Wildlife Refuge

Federal agents say one person is dead after police arrested the leader of a group that has occupied a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon for nearly a month.

One of the protesters, Lavoy Finicum, was shot and killed during the arrests.

The FBI says leader Ammon Bundy and at least four others were arrested following a traffic stop.

The bureau says shots were fired shortly after the stop, but it’s unclear who fired first.

A hospital near the shooting is on lockdown Wednesday morning, but it’s unclear if it’s related to the arrests.

More than a 50-mile stretch of highway leading up to the wildlife refuge building has also been shut down.

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