Six men have been arrested for conspiring to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Five of the six men are Michigan residents except for one who lives Delaware.
Charges have been filed for Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta.
Some of the men were members of a group that gathered in Dublin, Ohio back in June to form a society that wanted to follow a self-sufficient way of life that follows the U.S. Bill of Rights.
The FBI has said that various members of the group have discussed murdering ‘tyrants’ and were considering ‘taking’ a sitting governor. The group wanted to perform a kidnapping to be performative and to increase their numbers. They wanted their message to spread.
It was reported by the FBI that Adam Fox said that he wanted around ‘200 men’ to try and storm the Michigan Capitol building and wanted them to take hostages. The plan was to execute the plan before election day.
The FBI learned that the group was actively planning the kidnapping of Governor Whitmer through undercover meetings and coded messages. The group also had plans of using ‘Molotov Cocktails’ to destroy law enforcement vehicles. Making improvised explosive devices was also a topic at some meetings, including testing IED’s.
The militia group that the men were a part of was actively holding meetings that had training exercises that exposed members to firearm training and tactical drills. The FBI reports that meetings were held often on private property.
The terrorist group had many other violent plans, including to attack a Michigan State Police facility, and to shoot up the Governor’s vacation home. Fox was said to have said many violent terms towards the governor, including “Grab the ‘f***ing Governor, just grab the b***h”.
Along with the six men that were charged, there are other men involved with the group and their other plans. Stay tuned to UTVS news for more information as the story develops.