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  F.B.I. Says Michigan Militia Plotted to Kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
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Last EditedRP  Oct 08, 2020 11:53am
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AuthorNicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Shaila Dewan
News DateThursday, October 8, 2020 05:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSix men were arrested and accused of plotting with a militia group to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, the authorities announced on Thursday.

The men, who the F.B.I. said espoused anti-government views, had talked about taking Ms. Whitmer, a Democrat, hostage since at least the summer, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court and unsealed on Thursday.

They had surveilled Ms. Whitmer’s vacation home in August and September, and they indicated that they wanted to take her hostage before the presidential election in November, Richard J. Trask II, an F.B.I. special agent, said in the criminal complaint. He said the F.B.I. believed the men were planning to buy explosives this week for their attempt.
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