Police surround Redford home with barricaded gunman inside
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police have surrounded a Redford Township home Thursday afternoon where an armed man has barricaded himself. Officials say a domestic situation at a residence in the area of Lexington and Norfolk resulted in the gunman pointing a firearm at another individual. When officers responded to the scene, the gunman pointed the weapon at the hostage and barricaded himself inside the home, police say. It is unclear who is inside the home with the gunman at this time. Officials say officers will enter the home at some point.
Barricaded gunman on Detroit’s east side dies after shot by police
DETROIT – A gunman who barricaded himself and his girlfriend in a home on Friday has died after he was shot by police officers. The nine-hour standoff ended Friday night after the man was shot by an officer. The 42-year-old man held his girlfriend hostage at a home on Concord Street. READ: Barricaded gunman situation ends on Detroit’s east side, hostage not harmedREAD: Residents on Detroit’s east side asked to shelter in place as police respond to barricaded situationThe gunman and his hostage then moved toward the front of the home. That’s when police said the situation escalated and the fatal shot was fired by an officer.
Detroit police chief provides update on barricaded gunman situation
DETROIT – Detroit Police Chief James Craig provided an update on the barricaded gunman situation that happened Friday night. The press conference will began at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. It was held at Detroit Public Safety Headquarters. This live stream has now ended.
5 men charged in domestic terror plot against Gov. Whitmer bound over for trial
LANSING, Mich. – Five of the men charged in an alleged domestic terror plot targeting Michigan Gov. FBI officials said the men were captured on audio tapes plotting to kidnap or kill Whitmer and overthrow the state Capitol Building. Brian Higgins was charged after the FBI uncovered a domestic terror plot targeting Michigan Gov. FBI officials said the alleged plot was to storm the state Capitol Building or kidnap Whitmer from her northern Michigan vacation home. FBI officials said they were able to stop the men before that happened.
Defense questions whether domestic terror group targeting Whitmer would have gone through with plan
LANSING, Mich. – The defense attorneys for two of the men charged in connection with a domestic terror plot targeting Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are trying to cast doubt on whether the men actually planned to go through with their scheme. Brian Higgins was charged after the FBI uncovered a domestic terror plot targeting Michigan Gov. He’s accused of plotting to launch terror attacks and then kidnap or kill Whitmer. FBI officials said the alleged plot was to storm the state Capitol Building or kidnap Whitmer from her northern Michigan vacation home.
Officials charge 14th person linked to domestic terror plot targeting Michigan Gov. Whitmer
LANSING, Mich. – Officials have charged a 14th person in connection with the alleged domestic terror plot targeting Michigan Gov. Brian Higgins, 51, of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is charged with material support of an act of terrorism, a 20-year felony. He is the eighth man to be charged by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office. The previous seven men charged by Nessel -- Paul Bellar, Shawn Fix, Eric Molitor, Michael Null, William Null, Pete Musico and Joseph Morrison -- have been linked a domestic terror group called the Wolverine Watchmen. They also surveilled her northern Michigan vacation home, experimented with homemade explosives and trained with firearms and tactical gear, according to court records.
'Crackpots’: How attorneys plan to defend Michigan men accused in Gov. Whitmer kidnapping plot
As some of the men accused in the domestic terror plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appear in court, we’re getting our first look at how the defense attorneys plan to present a much different story. The defense attorney for Ty Garbin -- one of 13 people charged after FBI agents uncovered the scheme -- has started to put his plan in motion. One of the defense attorney called the men “crackpots," saying their deliberations were all talk. FBI agents said three men from Metro Detroit were key players who were close to putting the plan into action.
Domestic terror plot leader wanted to leave Whitmer on boat in middle of Lake Michigan, FBI says
Gretchen Whitmer wanted to leave her on a boat in the middle of Lake Michigan after kidnapping her, an FBI agent testified. Adam Fox, 34, of Grand Rapids, was one of five Michigan men in court Tuesday on charges that they conspired to kidnap the governor. Trask was asked why the men had been inspecting a boat ramp while plotting to kidnap Whitmer. “To be able to get a boat and take the governor out on the boat, leaving the area,” Trask said. Fox stated his plan or his idea was to take her out on the boat and leave her out in the middle of Lake Michigan,” Trask said.
3 men signed up, trained, plotted ways to kill Michigan Gov. Whitmer, according to FBI testimony
Gretchen Whitmer actually signed up, trained and plotted ways to shoot and kill her, according to FBI testimony. FBI agents said Garbin is a member of the Wolverine Watchmen domestic terror group who was recruited into the plot against Whitmer. His Hartland home was raided by FBI agents as part of the investigation, testimony revealed. Harris held a meeting at his home to confirm the identities of everyone involved in the larger kidnapping plot, FBI officials said. Harris was pushing forward to try to kill Whitmer, according to testimony.
FBI: Domestic terror group plotting against Gov. Whitmer also discussed kidnapping Virginia governor
The domestic terror group accused of plotting against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also discussed kidnapping the governor of Virginia, according to FBI testimony. Five Michigan men -- Adam Fox, Ty Garbin, Daniel Harris, Kaleb Franks and Brandon Caserta -- appeared in court Tuesday after being charged with conspiracy to kidnap Whitmer. Three of the men charged in a domestic terror plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. They’re domestic terrorists’Officials said Ty Garbin, Daniel Harris, Kaleb Franks -- who were all charged with conspiracy to kidnap the governor -- were “all in” on actually killing Whitmer.
Gov. Whitmer kidnapping plot: Here’s what we’ve learned as of Friday afternoon
Local 4 has learned more Friday about the alleged plot to kidnap Gov. That’s when the Wolverine Watchmen caught the FBI’s attention. In June, the men involved in the kidnapping conspiracy started meeting with members of the Wolverine Watchmen and recruiting others to their ranks. “They belong to a group, a militia group, called the Wolverine Watchmen. A house on Dunn Road in Munith that was raided Oct. 8, 2020, in connection with a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov.
Gov. Whitmer kidnapping suspects linked to ‘boogaloo’ anti-government movement, NBC News finds
LANSING, Mich. – Some of the Michigan men charged after a conspiracy to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have links to the national “boogaloo” anti-government movement, NBC News found. NBC News looked into the six men directly charged with conspiring to kidnap Whitmer -- Adam Fox, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, Brandon Caserta and Barry Croft. Croft was seen wearing the insignia of the Three Percenters, an armed anti-government movement, among other online warning signs, according to NBC News. Others in the group facing charges had anti-government memes and posts on social media before they were deleted, according to NBC News.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer on kidnapping plot: ‘They’re not militias. They’re domestic terrorists’
Gretchen Whitmer refuted some of the wording in the FBI’s criminal complaint about several Michiganders' alleged plot to kidnap her, saying the men are “not ‘militias.' They’re domestic terrorists.”State and federal officials issued charges against 13 people -- 12 from Michigan -- on Thursday after the FBI uncovered a conspiracy to kidnap Whitmer from her vacation home, hold her hostage and overthrow the Michigan government. What Whitmer saidWhitmer didn’t mention an issue with the wording when she spoke Thursday about the kidnapping plot, but she took to Twitter Friday morning to make her views clear. READ: Whitmer kidnapping suspects linked to ‘boogaloo’ anti-government movement, NBC News finds“They’re not ‘militias,’" Whitmer tweeted at 8:27 a.m. Friday. VIEW: Larger mugshots, with names for 10 of 13 people charged after FBI uncovered plot to kidnap WhitmerThese are 10 of the 13 people who were charged after the FBI uncovered a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov.
Here’s what Gov. Whitmer said about group of Michiganders' plot to kidnap her
Gretchen Whitmer spoke Thursday after the FBI uncovered a plot by a group of Michigan residents to kidnap her, hold her hostage and try her for treason. You can watch Whitmer’s full statement in the video above. VIEW: Mugshots for people charged after FBI uncovered plot to kidnap WhitmerCharges were later announced against Paul Bellar, Shawn Fix, Eric Molitor, Michael Null, William Null, Pete Musico and Joseph Morrison. Whitmer thanked the FBI and state troopers who took down the people involved. Not in our lifetimes.”“I’ve said it many times: We are not one another’s enemy,” Whitmer said.
Leader of Gov. Whitmer abduction plot inspected bridge for where to plant explosives, FBI says
Gretchen Whitmer inspected a bridge for where to plant explosives so the group could delay police response to the kidnapping scene, FBI agents said. Adam Fox, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, Brandon Caserta and Barry Croft were named in the criminal complaint. Through confidential informants and undercover agents, the FBI monitored the plot for several months. The first mention of the bridge in the criminal complaint refers to an Aug. 30 exchange between Garbin and an FBI informant. VIEW: Mugshots for people charged after FBI uncovered plot to kidnap WhitmerFox later shared that information with the larger group, court records show.
FBI: Group plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer wanted to take her to Wisconsin for ‘trial’
A group caught by the FBI plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wanted to take her to a “secure location” in Wisconsin and try her for treason, officials said. VIEW: Mugshots for people charged after FBI uncovered plot to kidnap WhitmerAdam Fox, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, Brandon Caserta and Barry Croft were named in the criminal complaint. On July 27, an FBI informant met with Fox at Fox’s business in Grand Rapids, officials said. During that June 14 meeting, Fox said Whitmer would be tried for “treason” after the kidnapping.
Gunman dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound after 2-day stand off on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – A barricaded situation that stretched on for more than 24 hours on Detroit’s west side ended with the gunman dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. It was an outcome police tried to avoid, which is why the standoff lasted as long as it did. Police said they wanted the suspect to come out peacefully. Officers from multiple departments, including Dearborn and Redford, worked their way inside. While it was never proven in court, police are certain he was the person behind an unsolved triple-homicide on Detroit’s east side.
Two-day standoff at Detroit home ends after gunman kills himself
DETROIT – A standoff with a gunman that started early Tuesday morning at a home on Detroit’s northwest side has ended after more than 24 hours. The gunman, who was wanted in connection with a triple homicide on Helen Street earlier this summer, has killed himself. Police officers surrounded the home for more than a day. The hostage who escaped Wednesday morning told police he was fearing for his life the entire time he was in the home with the armed man. Original reports stated the man fired at officers, but police later clarified he did not fire directly at officers -- he just fired a shot.
1 of 2 hostages released in standoff on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – A woman who was held hostage has been released by a gunman from a northwest Detroit home on Tuesday afternoon. According to police, a gunman took a man and woman hostage inside the home early Tuesday morning. Police said they tried to pull over the gunman at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in Redford Township, but he took off. Original reports stated the man fired at officers, but police later clarified he did not fire directly at officers -- he just fired a shot. He’s also made threats against police officers, Craig said.
Gunman holds 2 hostage inside northwest Detroit home
DETROIT – A gunman is holding two people hostage inside a home in northwest Detroit. The home is on Iliad Street near Fenkell and Telegraph roads. Police said they tried to pull over the man in Redford Township but he took off. He fired a shot at officers before breaking into the home in Detroit, police said. The man also called 911 to say he was holding two people hostage inside the home.