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Raid on western Minnesota home thwarted terror attack: FBI

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities disrupted a terror plot and possibly saved lives when they raided a home in western Minnesota last week and recovered several guns including an assault rifle and explosive devices, the FBI said on Monday.

Federal, state and local law enforcement officers on Friday descended on the property, in Montevideo, Minnesota, where they arrested one man and recovered weapons and explosives after executing a search warrant, the FBI said in a statement.

Buford Rogers, 24, was arrested without incident and was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a criminal complaint filed with federal court in Minnesota, the FBI said.

The FBI statement did not provide details of the suspected plot. Montevideo is about 130 miles west of Minneapolis near the South Dakota border.

"The FBI believes that a terror attack was disrupted by law enforcement personnel and that the lives of several local residents were potentially saved," the FBI statement said.

"The terror plot was discovered and subsequently thwarted through the timely analysis of intelligence and through the cooperation and coordination between the aforementioned agencies."

According to the criminal complaint, sworn by an FBI agent assigned to a squad that investigates domestic terrorism, Rogers was convicted of felony burglary in 2011 and admitted to firing the assault rifle twice recently at a gun range.

As a convicted felon, Rogers could not legally possess a firearm that has been transported across state or international boundaries, the complaint said. It described the assault rifle as a Romanian model AK-M.


Abytaxpayer 1 year, 7 months ago

Finally Obamy can rejoice they caught a white "domestic terrorism" with a bad bad gun. Now all you folks forget about the Muslims


WJReady 1 year, 7 months ago

All I can Say is What... We will never forget who started this sh?t and I for One know who instaigated a large part of it>>>The W, your guy. I am not a part of either party but rather independant, as I think for myself. Saw it coming soon as the Son came to office. Do not know your age but I was a part of the original GULF WAR, smoke and mirrors. Kill them all and nothing changes, why, because that is not the center of the issue< Iraq> hummm. Start looking elsewhere were the real culprits are. As far as criminals in our country, FBI and local enforcement will find them, judicial system will release them. Sad but True... Stand your ground I support!!!!


OUTsiderLookingINalbany 1 year, 7 months ago

and your guy Bill had NOTHING to do with it..... right. Might wanna go get you head examined, the "original" gulf war took a toll on ya.


chinaberry25 1 year, 7 months ago

WYReady, you cannot express yourself in a decent sentence. Must have gone to DCSS. And you were in the military? This does not sound like terrorism to me. Just a false raid and white as well as black felons have guns all the time. It is always about race with you! When the Muslims do take over, and they will, your rights are out the door. They will clean up all these gangs and thugs the first day. They will control everything you say and do, so get ready!


RedEric 1 year, 7 months ago

Wow, they found these bible thumping, gun clinging tea baggers without warnings from other countries or members re entering the country illegally. What an accomplishment!


DoctorDorite 1 year, 7 months ago

I see where being a felon and owning a rifle is legally wrong but the story leaves out much, what were the explosives ? under-the-sink chemicals ? what makes them terrorist ? what were they plotting if anything ? is this another Waco, Ruby Ridge ? is it a crime now to be white and a gunowner ? They need to focus on the middle east which are actually causing us harm, especially Saudi Arabia where most are bred/born. Scary, but from the description of the people arrested in this story many in South Ga. and across the nation could be accused of being terrorist next.


OUTsiderLookingINalbany 1 year, 7 months ago

I agree with most of your post. However, the ones actually causing us the most harm is our own people. Thugs and gangs have been causing chaos for the last few decades, but yet noone, atleast federal goverment, have not stepped up to the plate. I am new to Albany and am just blown away by all these so called gang bangers. Every day someone is murdered, beat, or robbed at gun point. Yes, the middle east is a concern, but the average citizen is 100000x more likely to be killed by some punk on the streets than a Jihad believer.


VSU 1 year, 7 months ago

I agree, we need to be just as concerned about our own bad citizens.


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