Suspect Charged In Alleged Plot To Kidnap Michigan Governor Released On Bail


LANSING – The eighth individual charged for his alleged participation in a plan of domestic terrorism that included storming the Michigan Capitol building and harming government officials has been released on bond.

Brian Higgins, 51, of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, was charged with material support of an act of terrorism, a 20-year felony. Higgins walked out of the Columbia County Jail in Wisconsin Monday after posting $10,000 bail.

According to WNEM, Harris has to “limit travel to Columbia and Dane Counties. He also has to surrender his passport and is not allowed to have any contact with the co-conspirators.”

It is alleged that Higgins provided assistance in the plan to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer from her vacation home.

The Attorney General’s office charged seven men after the execution of multiple search and arrest warrants Oct. 7 in a joint operation with the U.S. Attorneys of the Eastern and Western districts of Michigan, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Michigan State Police.

“While the political rhetoric in our nation may at times be divisive, I am encouraged by the united front our law enforcement community has displayed in response to this indescribable act of terror,” Nessel said. “These were very credible, and very serious threats to our elected officials and the public in general, and the swift actions taken by state and federal authorities this past week are nothing short of heroic.”

Including this latest charge against Higgins, a total of 20 state felony charges were filed by Attorney General Nessel against eight individuals known to be members of the militia group Wolverine Watchmen or associates of Wolverine Watchmen. Federal charges were also filed against six other individuals.

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