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Additional suspects charged in kidnapping plot against Michigan Gov. Whitmer

Additional suspects charged in kidnapping plot against Gov. Whitmer
Posted at 11:39 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 11:07:08-04

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel told ABC News Wednesday that additional people have been charged on a state level in connection to a kidnapping plot against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Nessel said she couldn't go into detail on the charges at the moment.

So far, 13 men have been accused in a domestic terrorism plot to kidnap Whitmer, bomb the Michigan Capitol building and harm local law enforcement.

Many of the defendants appeared in court this week for preliminary hearings and bail hearings.

The FBI broke open the investigation during a raid in Hartland on Oct. 7, which later revealed self-claimed militia groups from at least five U.S. cities were allegedly involved in the plot. The plan was allegedly created because the defendants were upset over the pandemic lockdown. An FBI agent also testified during a court hearing in Michigan that members of anti-government paramilitary groups discussed kidnapping Virginia Governor Ralph Northam during a June meeting in Ohio.

This article was written by Cara Ball for WXYZ.