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Holdouts at Oregon refuge say they will surrender

Holdouts at Oregon refuge say they will surrender

The FBI said Wednesday it had moved in to closely surround the four armed occupiers who remain at a remote wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon – pushing the 40-day occupation to what appeared to be a tense final stage that was being broadcast live on the Internet by supporters of the holdouts.

“They’re 50 feet from me,” said Sean Anderson from inside the refuge, growing increasingly agitated after federal law enforcement authorities tightened their circle around the occupation.

“We’re speeding,” Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore replied by phone as she and others sped toward the wildlife refuge in an attempt to avert a...