U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials have announced that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.
Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie claims Bundy ‘crossed the line‘ when he allowed out of state support, including militia members, onto his property to aim guns at police.
“If you step over that line, there are consequences to those actions…And I believe they stepped over that line. No doubt about it. They need to be held accountable for it.”
Bureau spokeswoman Celia Boddington said the agency continues to pursue the matter “aggressively through the legal system.”
“There is an ongoing investigation and we are working diligently to ensure that those who broke the law are held accountable“
The bureau faced off with Bundy and his armed supporters in April and backed off a few weeks later, citing safety concerns, and released some Bundy cattle collected during the operation.