One of the armed protesters occupying a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon said he would rather die defending the building than be arrested by the FBI, NBC News reported.
"I have no intention of spending any of my days in a concrete box," occupier LaVoy Finicum said when asked if he would rather be killed than be arrested.
As the occupation at the remote headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, 250 miles from Portland, entered its fifth day Wednesday, the 54-year-old added "there are things more important than your life and freedom is one of them."
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While law enforcement has not attempted to recapture the outpost, the FBI is leading efforts to resolve the impasse and several of the occupiers said they believe there are arrest warrants against them.