'Terror attack' thwarted in rural Minnesota: FBI
The FBI said on Monday that it has thwarted a terror attack in a small town in Minnesota after discovering home-made bombs and guns in the home of a local man.world Updated: May 06, 2013 23:38 IST
The FBI said on Monday that it has thwarted a terror attack in a small town in Minnesota after discovering home-made bombs and guns in the home of a local man.
The agency provided few details, saying the investigation into Buford 'Bucky' Rogers, 24, was "ongoing".
"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 agency said in a statement.
"The terror plot was discovered and subsequently thwarted through the timely analysis of intelligence and through the cooperation and coordination between" multiple law enforcement agencies, the FBI said.
Investigators found Molotov cocktails, "suspected pipe bombs" and a Romanian AK-M assault rifle during a search of Rogers' home on Friday in Montevideo, a town of fewer than 6,000 people in western Minnesota.
Rogers, who has a conviction on burglary charges, is prohibited from owning firearms but admitted to having fired the assault rifle on two occasions at a nearby gun range, according to charging papers.
He was arrested "without incident" on weapons charges.