Parker woman suspected in kidnapping conspiracy

Cynthia Abcug, 50, arrested in Montana Dec. 30

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A Parker woman was arrested Dec. 30 in Kalispell, Montana, on a charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. The Parker Police Department had issued the warrant for the arrest of Cynthia Abcug, 50, on Oct. 1.
 
Abcug attempted to carry out a kidnapping emboldened by QAnon members in October, according to the arrest affidavit. QAnon is a far-right group known for its conspiracy theory of a “deep state” plot against President Donald Trump. The FBI in May classified QAnon extremists as a domestic terrorism threat, the affidavit states.
 
Abcug disappeared in September and a warrant was issued for her arrest by the Parker Police Department on conspiracy to commit kidnapping charges Oct. 1.
 
Abcug's daughter, whose name was redacted in the affidavit released by the 18th Judicial District, said Abucg began to get into conspiracy theories and was “spiraling down it.” She also said Abcug became abusive toward her and talked about plans of a “raid” where Abcug and QAnon members intended to kidnap Abcug's other child, whose name was also redacted. Abcug had lost custody of both her children and the raid intended to get one of her kids back, according to the affidavit.
 
Officers searched Abcug's home, on East Mainstreet, and found bracelets that read “QAnon qmap.pub” and “@StormIsUponUs.”
 
Also according to the affidavit:
 
Abcug had stopped going to therapy for two months before her arrest. She began to talk more about “the raid” to kidnap her other child. A man reportedly connected with the Q-Anon group, identified as “Ryan” in the police report, was living with Abcug for a week-and-a-half before the scheduled raid in September, who said he was there for their protection. Abcug did not show up for an emergency court hearing Sept. 30, 2019.

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