Michigan House Speaker questions response to alleged terrorist plot against governor, Capitol
LANSING, Mich. – Controversy at the Michigan State Capitol continues after an already troubling week, amid the alleged domestic terrorism plot to kidnap the governor. RELATED: Letter criticizes Michigan governor for not warning legislature about domestic terror plotIt’s safe to say it has been a busy and scary week at the Michigan State’s Capitol building, especially after the FBI stopped alleged threats to kidnap the governor. Saturday, Michigan Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, spoke out about the threats, “I think the plot was evil, plotted by evil men and it needs to be condemned. Why weren’t we in the Legislature warned of the plot to take hostages at the Capitol? I am also alarmed the Lieutenant Governor recently blamed Michigan Republicans for the evil plans of these unstable men.
Letter criticizes Michigan governor for not warning legislature about domestic terror plot
The letter was sent after 13 men were charged this week in a domestic terror plot to kidnap Whitmer and overthrow the government. He also brought up Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist saying he recently blamed Michigan Republicans for the domestic terror plot. New Today: Michigan sheriff shared stage at protest with man charged in domestic terror plot to kidnap, kill governorRead the entire letter here"We need to cooperate more. I am also alarmed the Lieutenant Governor recently blamed Michigan Republicans for the evil plans of these unstable men. Will the Lieutenant Governor turn it down with the entire Republican Party, millions of whom are his constituents?
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.
Standoff in northwest Detroit continues into night, 1 hostage still remains inside home
DETROIT – A standoff in a northwest Detroit home continues into Tuesday night as one hostage still remains inside the home with the gunman. The gunman, who was wanted for question of a triple homicide on Helen Street earlier this summer, posted on Facebook earlier today. The father of the hostage still inside the home remained on scene. He fired a shot before entering the home in Detroit, police said. 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.
Watch: Hostages helped from Paris grocery store
Watch: Hostages helped from Paris grocery store Cameras caught French authorities assisting hostages who were taken in a Paris grocery store. The suspected hostage taker, Amedy Colibaly, was killed. Charlie Rose, Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King anchor this CBS News Special Report and Elizabeth Palmer reports from Paris.cbsnews.com