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Leader of Occupation of Federal Building in Oregon Said FBI Raid Is Coming

oregonBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The leader of the armed group occupying a federal building in Oregon said he believes the FBI plans to raid the property soon after obtaining five arrest warrants, Fox 6 News reports. 

Ammon Bundy said he’s been told that the FBI is preparing a raid, which local and federal authorities would not confirm.

Local police and the FBI continue to say they are seeking a peaceful resolution.

The group is protesting the five-year prison sentences of two local ranchers who have since distanced themselves from the protest group.

“The FBI is working with the Harney County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police and other local and state law enforcement agencies to bring a peaceful resolution to the situation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge,” the FBI’s Portland office said in a statement.

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Disgruntled Ex-Cop Gains Access to FBI Office Carrying Gun, Fake Badge, Inactive ID Card

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A disgruntled ex-cop with a loaded gun managed to bypass metal detectors and enter an FBI office using a fake police badge and inactive ID card, ABC News reports.

The ease with which the man entered the building has concerned federal authorities.

“He could’ve shot up half the office by that point,” one law enforcement expert told ABC.

Still, the Justice Department insists no one was in danger.

Lawmakers aren’t convinced.

“This latest report of a security breach at a federal building is concerning,” the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., told ABC News in a statement. “After our committee’s close review of the security practices and procedures at federal facilities in the wake of the tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard [last year], it became clear that the quality of the physical security at our federal buildings is in need of improvement, and this incident underscores that finding.”

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Updated: One ICE Agent Dead and One Wounded in Fight Among Agents at Long Beach, Calif. Fed Building

Update: 12 p.m. Friday:  The Los Angeles Times reported that all three ICE agents were supervisors, but the gunman was lower ranking.  KTLA TV reported that the gunman opened fire during his disciplinary hearing.
 
By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

One ICE agent was killed and another wounded in a bizarre shootout among agents at a federal building Thursday night in Long Beach, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reported.

The paper reported that an agent at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement shot and wounded a supervisor and a third agent stepped in and shot the gunman to death. The Times on Thursday night initially reported that two agents died and one was wounded.

The incident happened at the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building shortly before 6 p.m. The reason for the dispute was unclear.