By Steve Neavling
The four remaining armed militants occupying a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon said their only contact to the outside world is an FBI-provided cell phone, The Oregonian reports.
The holdouts have declined to surrender, even after five militants were arrested and another killed in a clash with law enforcement.
“One of the FBI guys put a cellphone, one of the FBI cellphones, in a car up here that I picked up,” David Fry, 27, said. “They’re going to cut off all our personal cellphones soon.”
Law enforcement officials declined to discuss whether FBI-provided phones were the only way for occupiers to reach the outside world.
“The FBI’s investigation is ongoing so it would not be appropriate to provide details at this time,” a written statement from the Joint Information Center said. “We cannot comment regarding any operations about the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.