The attorney general's office said Thursday that the authorities had captured several people who were planning to kill two well-known Mexican legislators. The lawmakers, Ricardo Monreal Ávila, a former Zacatecas State governor and a current member of the lower house of Congress, and his brother, David Monreal Ávila, a senator, are both affiliated with leftist political parties. The armed gang was captured in a Mexico City hotel after an investigation by an intelligence agency, the Center for Research and National Security. Officials also seized weapons and a van that they said the suspects planned to use to carry out the attack. The authorities are questioning the suspects in an effort to determine their motive for the attack.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.