Oregon Occupiers to Face Federal Charges When Siege Ends: Sheriff

The anti-government activists that took over a federal wildlife refuge will face federal charges once the siege is over, the local sheriff confirmed to NBC News.

"The (FBI) has assured me that those at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge will at some point face charges," Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward told NBC News.

Neither Ward nor the FBI would provide specifics.

The group’s ringleader Ammon Bundy gave no indication when the standoff would end, saying on Wednesday the group was “not quite there yet.”

The gunmen took over an unoccupied facility Saturday with the aim of freeing two ranchers who were convicted of setting fires on government land.  

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