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FBI: Raid of Minn. home disrupted 'terror attack'

3 years 8 months 1 week ago May 06, 2013 May 6, 2013 Monday, May 06 2013 May 06, 2013 12:45 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS - The FBI says a potential terror attack that it believes was disrupted by a mobile home raid was in its "planning stages" and the target was believed to be in western Minnesota.

Buford Rogers was arrested Friday after a search of the 24-year-old's Montevideo home turned up Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms.

FBI spokesman Kyle Loven wouldn't elaborate Monday about the nature or target of the alleged plot, but says authorities believe there "would have been a localized terror attack, and that's why law enforcement moved quickly."

The FBI says it believes authorities potentially saved the lives of several local residents. The investigation is ongoing.

Rogers is charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. It's not clear if he has an attorney.

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