Additional suspect charged in alleged kidnapping plot of Michigan governor

by Jenny Mount · Oct 15th, 2020 3:31 pm

Last Updated Oct 16th, 2020 at 12:47 am

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has filed charges against an eighth person in a scheme to kidnap officials, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Seven members of the Wolverine Watchmen, a paramilitary group, were charged in state court last week with providing material support for terrorist acts and possession of a firearm while committing a felony.

A spokesperson for the attorney general said an additional person had been charged, but provided no further details.

Six others had federal charges filed against them in the alleged conspiracy to kidnap Whitmer.

According to Nessel, some of the Wolverine Watchmen suspects had taken part in surveillance of Whitmer's vacation home in northern Michigan. The suspects threatened violence in hopes to ignite a civil war and had planned and trained for an operation to attack the Capitol in Lansing.


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