News

Actions

Ranching standoff threats continue

Ranching standoff threats continue
Posted at 3:21 PM, Mar 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-26 17:21:50-04

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Officials say threats against police and public officials that started within hours of the Jan. 26 death of ranching standoff leader Robert "LaVoy" Finicum have continued.

The Oregonian reports that one anonymous caller threatened to kill Gov. Kate Brown on the day Finicum died.

Earlier this month, authorities documented up to 80 threats against police officers and others.

Finicum was shot by state troopers as he tried to evade arrest. He and others were part of the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The governor's office reported Friday that threats related to the standoff and Finicum shooting continue to come in against Brown.

One email demanded the release of refuge occupiers jailed on federal charges. It also demanded indictments for the officers involved in Finicum's death.

If that doesn't happen, the writer said, "I am going to begin returning fire."