UPDATE: 12:22 a.m. EST — Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, spokesman of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was killed Tuesday during the arrests of Oregon militants, local newspaper the Oregonian reported.

Authorities did not release the name of the deceased, but Finicum’s daughter said her father was killed in the standoff, the newspaper reported.


UPDATE: 10:44 p.m. EST — Protester Ryan Bundy, brother of Oregon militia leader Ammon Bundy, suffered a minor gunshot wound Tuesday evening  at a traffic stop where  FBI and Oregon State Police arrested as many as eight followers of the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, a group of armed militants who have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge since Jan. 2, according to the Oregonian.


UPDATE: 10:10 p.m. EST One person was killed Tuesday in the arrests of the Oregon militants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, according to the FBI. Authorities said the leader of the militant group, Ammon Bundy, and his brother Ryan Bundy were among the militants detained, NBC News reported. As many as eight of the group's followers were arrested Tuesday at a traffic stop.


Original story:

Two people were shot Tuesday night near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon, and armed protester Ammon Bundy has been taken into custody, according to a live-stream video from local journalist Pete Santilli, who said the militants planned for a shootout with authorities. The nearby Harney District Hospital in Burns, Oregon, was placed on lockdown after reports of a shooting, according to local news station KOIN.


The news comes just weeks after an armed group of protesters took occupation of the refuge in support of two local ranchers who each received a five-year sentence for arson for a fire they started on their property in 2001 that spread to federal land. The occupation group, led by Bundy and his brother Ryan Bundy, said they were acting in order to force the federal government to relinquish lands so that ranchers could graze their cattle and log more openly.

It was initially reported that occupation leader Ryan Payne suffered multiple gunshots in the Tuesday evening altercation, but this was soon discounted by a local government official, according to the Oregonian. At least eight protesters were arrested by authorities at a traffic stop, CNN reported.


There were conflicting reports Tuesday evening from the militants. "At the refuge, no indication of trouble. One militant discounted report of arrests, said no one is leaving, no police there," Oregonian reporter Les Zaitz tweeted.


Roadways near the national wildlife refuge were reportedly closed in both directions.

A video surfaced on YouTube that was purportedly filmed outside the hospital lockdown.


This story is developing and will be updated as information becomes available.