Christian Militia Group Was Ready To Wage War Against U.S.

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2010)—Members of a Christian militia group called Hutaree, which investigators say views law enforcement personnel as a "brotherhood" and an enemy to be attacked in a fight against the federal government were arrested in weekend raids in the Midwest, authorities said.

Documents unsealed in court charge the group members with planning to kill police officers, and then attack a funeral in hopes of killing more.

The FBI arrested eight suspects after weekend raids in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, some of whom were due in court Monday.

A ninth member was still at large Monday.

A U.S. attorney says agents moved on the group as it was planning on carrying out a violent mission sometime next month.

One FBI agent called the case an example of "radical and extremist fringe groups" found throughout society, and said the bureau takes the groups seriously.

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