Suspects in Michigan kidnap plot also weighed targeting Virginia governor: FBI

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(Reuters) - Some suspects accused of trying to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer also discussed whether they should shoot her in the head and contemplated abducting Virginia Governor Ralph Northam as well, an FBI agent testified on Tuesday. Thirteen people including at least seven tied to an armed militia were arrested...
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MI plot suspects also considered targeting VA Gov: FBI
[NFA] Some suspects accused of trying to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer also discussed whether they should shoot her in the head and contemplated abducting Virginia Governor Ralph Northam as well, an FBI agent testified on Tuesday. Freddie Joyner has more

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Gretchen Whitmer

49th Governor of Michigan
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Ralph Northam

American physician and politician
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Michigan

State in the northern United States
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State in the United States
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Federal Bureau of Investigation

Governmental agency belonging to the United States Department of Justice
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Major political party in the United States
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Major political party in the United States
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