FBI: Local Terrorist Attack Averted in Planning Stages Following Arrest of Minnesota Man

Steve Neavling

The FBI said a terrorist attack was disrupted in its planning stages when authorities found explosives and guns inside the mobile home of a Minnesota man, the Associated Press reports.

Buford Rogers, 24, of Montevideo, appeared in court Monday after being charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

“The FBI believed there was a terror attack in its planning stages, and we believe there would have been a localized terror attack, and that’s why law enforcement moved quickly to execute the search warrant on Friday to arrest Mr. Rogers,” FBI spokesman Kyle Loven said Monday.

The FBI said Rogers planned to unleash an attack on his town of 5,000 people, the AP wrote.

The “lives of several local residents were potentially saved” by the search and arrest, the FBI said in a statement, the AP reported

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