13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police

  • In a photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. The governor delivered remarks addressing Michiganders after the Michigan Attorney General, Michigan State Police, U.S. Department of Justice, and FBI announced state and federal charges against 13 members of two militia groups who were preparing to kidnap and possibly kill the governor. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

  • Barriers seen blocking traffic on Moores River Drive that leads toward the cul-de-sac near the Governor’s Mansion on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 in Lansing, Mich. Six people plotted to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at her vacation home. That’s according to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

LANSING, Mich. — Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday in announcing charges in an alleged scheme that involved months of planning and even rehearsals to snatch her from her vacation home.