BURNS, Ore. – The latest on armed people who have taken over a federal building at an Oregon wildlife refuge (all times local):
A pickup blocked the entrance Tuesday morning to a national wildlife refuge in Oregon where a small, armed group has been occupying the remote area since Saturday.
All seemed calm at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of Burns, Oregon, where a member of the group looked over the area from a watchtower.
The group has said it wants authorities to look into claims that local ranchers have been intimidated by the federal government.
Ammon Bundy — one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who was involved in a 2014 standoff with the government over grazing rights — has also said that two local ranchers who reported to federal prison Monday for setting fire to land have been treated unfairly.
So far authorities have taken no action against the group that numbers about 20.