Federal officials believe a localized "terror attack" was thwarted when an FBI raid on a Minnesota man's mobile home turned up Molotov cocktails, pipe bombs and several firearms.
Buford Rogers, 24, was apprehended Friday after the raid of his Montevideo, Minn., home.
“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 Minneapolis FBI office said in a statement released Monday.
Authorities say the thwarted attack was a low-level case of domestic terrorism. The investigation remains ongoing, according to the FBI statement.
Buford is linked to an unidentified militia group, officials said.
The FBI wouldn’t disclose information Monday about the nature or target of the alleged plot, but authorities believe Rogers was targeting an area of western Minnesota, The Associated Press reported.
The alleged plot was exposed after “timely analysis of intelligence and through the cooperation and coordination” between local, state, and federal officials, the statement says.
Rogers has been charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He remains in federal custody and is expected to make his first appearance in federal court this week.
It is not known if Rogers has retained an attorney.