Federal authorities release video from alleged Michigan gov. kidnapping plot

Suspects accused of planning to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer can be seen in surveillance footage of her vacation home and showing off a cache of weapons.
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with more than 100 guests. Back home, new reporting on the terror plot to arrest Gretchen Whitmer. 14 suspects face charges in all. One more added this week. Seven of them, alleged member of a treekist militia group. Prosecutors releasing new evidence tonight. This video showing a suspect with a cache of weapons. Here's Pierre Thomas tonight. Reporter: Tonight, in just-released images from federal authorities, suspects accused of allegedly planning the kidnapping of Michigan's governor seen taking surveillance footage of her vacation home. Mapping out their alleged plan after a surveillance trip. And in this video, one of the suspects is showing off his cache of weapons. All this as the FBI and prosecutors have argued in court this week that the suspects should not be released pending trial because they're too dangerous. ABC affiliate WXYZ obtaining this police dash cam video, showing suspect Brandon caserta pulled over on September 19th during a routine traffic stop. But shortly afterwards, the FBI says, caserta allegedly sent texts to the group, saying he wished to kill the officers who pulled him over, even discussing hunting them down during their night shift. In this video posted on social media, caserta endorsing violence against the government. I'm an anarchist. I'm about to drop a bomb. Defensive force is legitimate. Reporter: But defense attorneys today claiming it was all, quote, big talk. We're talking about guys who want to run around in the woods with guns and say bad things about the government. Reporter: David, Michigan is banning the open carry of guns at election day polling places. Michigan's secretary of state says she wants citizens to cast their votes, quote, without the fear or threats of intimidation. Many in the state clearly on edge. We turn now to the horrific terror attack outside Paris.

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