Texas Armed Standoff Is Over After 15 Years

Texas Armed Standoff Is Over After 15 Years

Texas Armed Standoff Is Over After 15 Years

For anyone wondering how long the Ammon Bundy situation in Oregon can last: An armed standoff in Texas "came to a peaceful close" this week—after going on for about 15 years, WFAA reports. John Joe Gray was charged with assaulting a state trooper in 1999, but he refused to show up in court, instead shutting himself up in his 47-acre compound and kicking off what is believed to be the longest armed standoff in US history. After holing up on his property, Gray warned law enforcement to "bring body bags" if they came to get him, reports the New York Times. They never did, and Gray hasn't left since. Supporters—including Chuck Norris at one point—brought food and supplies as Gray's family and friends patrolled the property with guns.

The strange part: WFAA reports the standoff technically ended in 2014, when the outgoing DA dropped the charge against Gray, but nobody apparently told either side.

 

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