PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Bundy was involved in an altercation with deputies when he refused to be handcuffed for transport outside of jail.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that U.S. marshals were scheduled to transport Bundy about 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Multnomah County jail spokesman Capt. Steve Alexander said Bundy didn't want to leave the cell and argued with a sergeant who was trying to handcuff him. Alexander says when Bundy "spun around" the sergeant took him to the ground.
His supporters said on social media that Bundy sustained bruises. Alexander says Bundy was examined by medical staff, and no redness or anything like that was noted.
Bundy was taken to the originally-scheduled destination later in the day and then moved to disciplinary housing in the jail.
Ryan Bundy is the older brother of Ammon Bundy, the leader of the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon.