Wisconsin Dells man charged in alleged Michigan kidnap plot

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has been charged in what authorities describe as a scheme to storm Michigan's Capitol building and kidnap officials, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Thursday that 51-year-old Brian Higgins of Wisconsin Dells is charged with material support of an act of terrorism.

He could get up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Seven other men purportedly linked to an extremist paramilitary group called the Wolverine Watchmen were charged in state court last week with providing material support for terrorist acts.

Federal charges also have been filed against six others in the alleged conspiracy to kidnap Whitmer.

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