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FBI created ruse to arrest militia members

April 2, 2010

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— Five members of a Midwest Christian militia accused of conspiring to overthrow the government were lured to a warehouse to attend a phony memorial service so they would be unarmed when authorities arrested them, Michigan’s chief federal agent said Thursday.

The ruse in Ann Arbor was part of a series of weekend raids in several states that resulted in the indictment of nine people in the alleged plot, officials said.

“We basically set up a scenario where we were able to draw them all to one location,” Andrew Arena, the FBI’s special agent in charge in Detroit, told The Associated Press. “And the reason we did that was to obviously get them away from their weapons.”

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rbwaa 4 years, 8 months ago

good for them! let's hope they can come up with another ruse to capture all the other crazies...

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