February 11, 2016
Cliven was on his way to Burns when he was arrested by the Portland FBI. As soon as he landed at the airport in Portland, SWAT and FBI took him into custody.
Apparently, he faces federal charges related to his standoff with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in 2014. The charges include a conspiracy charge to interfere with a federal officer — the same charge lodged against two of his sons, Ammon and Ryan, for their role in the Jan. 2 takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns. He also faces weapons charges.