(WXYZ) — One of the seven men charged by the state of Michigan in the thwarted plot to kidnap and kill Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been arraigned Friday.
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Shawn Fix, 38, of Belleville was charged with providing material support for terrorists acts, a 20-year felony and/or $20,000 fine; and carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony, a two-year mandatory prison sentence to be served consecutively.
Fix is currently being held at the Bellaire jail.
The suspects, now under arrest, are alleged to have called on the groups’ members to identify the home addresses of law enforcement officers in order to target them; made threats of violence to instigate a civil war leading to societal collapse; and engaged in the planning and training for an operation to attack the state Capitol building and kidnap government officials, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Watch the full arraignment below: