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UPDATE: Ninth arrest in alleged Christian militia plot


DETROIT (AP) -- All of the suspects in an alleged plot to touch off an uprising against the government are in custody.

The last of nine suspects has been jailed after a search in rural southern Michigan, where he is said to have surrendered.

The eight men and one woman are allegedly part of a Christian militia based in Michigan. Eight were arrested in weekend raids in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

Prosecutors say FBI agents moved quickly against the group because its members were planing an attack sometime in April.

The group, which calls itself Hutaree, allegedly planned to kill a police officer and then slaughter scores more by bombing the officer's funeral.

According to an indictment, the group began military-style training in the Michigan woods in 2008, learning how to shoot guns and make and set off bombs.

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