FBI says it disrupted Minnesota terror plot [MUGSHOT]
|Buford Rogers was planning some sort of terror attack in Montevideo, the FBI alleges.|
Buford Rogers, a 24-year-old Montevideo resident, was arrested last Friday after a search of his mobile home park residence turned up Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs, and guns.
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Today, the FBI said Rogers was up to more than just hoarding weapons. Feds say his intention was actually to use his stockpile for a terror attack.
According to a news release distributed by the FBI, the "lives of several local residents were potentially saved" by Rogers's arrest.
Along the same lines, Kyle Loven, chief division counsel with the FBI in Minneapolis, told the Pioneer Press, "The information which we had led us to believe that a terror attack was planned. But with respect to this terror plot, we no longer believe the public is in danger."
Rogers has a previous felony conviction for burglary and hence is not allowed to have guns. He's been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
At this point, it's unclear why the feds first became suspicious of Rogers and what evidence has led them to believe he was plotting an act of terrorism. Nor is it clear exactly what sort of attack he planned to carry out.
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