Wisconsin man charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer, the 14th arrest

October 15, 2020, 9:36 AM

Dana Nessel (State photo)

A Wisconsin man is the 14th person to be charged in the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and storm the state capitol, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Brian Higgins, 51, of Wisconsin Dells, was charged with material support of an act of terrorism, a 20-year felony:

Specifically, Higgins, "provided the use of his night-vision goggles for the surveillance," of the cottage, according to an affidavit. "Additionally, he used a mounted digital dash camera located in his vehicle to record the surveillance of the governor’s home in order to aid in kidnapping plans."

Originally, last Thursday, 13 people were charged -- six by federal authorities and seven by state Attorney General Dana Nessel. The latest charge was filed by Nessel.

Earlier this week, an FBI agent testified in a hearing in Grand Rapids that the group talked about abducting Whitmer and leaving her in a stranded boat. The group had also talked about killing the Virginia governor, but after further deliberations settled on targed Whitmer. 

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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