"I've been working on a peaceful resolution of this problem since Nov. 5, when several of the individuals arrested yesterday came into my office," Sheriff Ward said. "They had ultimatums that I couldn't meet. I'm here to uphold the law."
Oregon standoff: Militants refuse to leave refuge even after Ammon Bundy arrest →
Sheriff Ward has repeatedly said the occupation has to end and violence be avoided.
Oregon sheriff meets with armed group, asks them to leave →