Extradition delayed for Wisconsin man charged in kidnap plot

Brian Higgins mugshot
Brian Higgins mugshot(Columbia Co. Jail)
Published: Dec. 16, 2020 at 2:37 PM CST
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PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) - A judge has ruled a Wisconsin man accused in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should be extradited to Michigan, but he will be given a chance to appeal first.

Brian Higgins was allegedly part of a crew conducting surveillance of the governor’s vacation home for the kidnapping plot.

He’s charged with material support of an act of terrorism.

A Columbia County judge rejected the defense argument that the Michigan extradition order should not be granted, arguing that Whitmer has a conflict of interest because she’s the victim.

Higgins is jailed in Columbia County, Wisconsin, until the appeal is decided.

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