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Prosecutors: "Bundys pose danger to community"

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 18:28:57-05

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP)-- A federal judge says she won't release from jail three of the main figures behind an armed standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman said at court hearings Friday for group leader Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan Bundy and Ryan Payne that they pose a danger to the community and she's concerned they won't follow orders to return to Oregon for criminal proceedings.

She says she would release people only if the standoff ends. Four holdouts still are occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Ammon Bundy's lawyer, Lissa Casey, says her client is not aligned with those remaining at the refuge and wants to go back to his family in Idaho.

Casey said of Bundy: "He is done in Harney County; his message has been sent."