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Police stop plot to kidnap officers
LAS VEGAS (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police in Las Vegas say a sting operation has stopped a plot to kidnap, torture and kill police officers.
Officers arrested David Brutsche and Devon Newman on a number of conspiracy charges.
Investigators say the suspects met with undercover officers dozens of times while planning the attacks.
Police say the two were plotting to kidnap and execute a Nevada police officer and believe they weren't going to stop there.
"The suspects further believed once the first kidnapping and execution was accomplished they would be compelled to keep repeating their actions, kidnapping and killing multiple officers," said Lt. Jim Seebock.
Police say the suspects are part of a sovereign citizen movement that distrusts the government and claims its members are not ruled by U.S. laws.
Investigators believe the killings were intended to bring attention to their cause.