FAIRBANKS, Alaska—All six militia members arrested in what authorities say was a plot to kill law enforcement and state officials appeared Tuesday in a Fairbanks courtroom.
Prosecutors say five are leaders of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia accused of creating a plan to kidnap two Alaska State Troopers or state judges in retaliation for an attempt to arrest a militia member. The sixth person is accused of harboring militia leader Schaeffer Cox when he was a fugitive.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says the five planned to kill two if a militia member was killed in any potential conflict in what was called the "241" plot. Two also are accused of a plot to kill an IRS employee and a federal judge over a long-standing tax conflict.