Transcript for Alleged Anti-Government Plot to Kidnap Police Foiled in Las Vegas
a major plot dwarted. An undercover sting that busted a plan well under way. Tonight these two suspects in custody. One a grandmother, both charged with planning to kidnap, torture, and kill a cop, all in the shadow of the sunset strip. Here's abc's steve osunsami now. Reporter: On the glittery streets of las vegas, police working under cover since april, say they earned the trust of alleged anti-government sovereign citizens and were able to foil their alleged plans to kill cops. 42-year-old david rushay of the r. Was arrested tuesday with 67-year-old devin newman, a grandmother living in a senior center. I've hurt no one. Reporter: In court this morning, they were all mouth. Sir, one more word and it's con tempt. Reporter: Prosecutors say they planned to kidnap police, shackle them with chains, drag them it a makeshift jail and court and try them for treason. Investigators say they were going to execute the officers and jump their bodies in the desert. Two officers were killed in arkansas when they pulled over two. The fbi calling them domestic terrorists. In a jail house interview, newman kept on preaching, telling americans to wake up. I want them to realize that our freedoms are being eroded. Steve, thank you. Tonight, a real life bonnie
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