New charges in plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: Weapons of mass destruction

New charges in plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: Weapons of mass destruction


Three members of extremist paramilitary groups accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were hit with additional federal charges — for planning to use “weapons of mass destruction,” authorities announced Wednesday.

Adam Fox, 40, Barry Croft, 45, and Daniel Joseph Harris, 23, were each indicted on one count of knowingly conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction against persons or property, according to the indictment filed in federal court in Grand Rapids.

The trio allegedly intended to use the devices to blow up a bridge near the Democratic governor’s northern Michigan home to hinder responding law enforcement officers.
Croft and Harris were also hit with a new count of possessing a destructive device. Harris is additionally charged with possessing a short-barreled assault rifle.

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The three defendants are among six men linked to the anti-government groups “Wolverine Watchmen” and the “Three Percenter Movement,” who were first charged last October with conspiring to kidnap Whitmer because they were angry over

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