A 24-year-old Minnesota man with ties to an antigovernment militia group is under arrest for what now appears to be a plot to bomb a local police department.
Buford “Bucky” Rogers, of Montevideo, Minn., only has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, but other federal charges - and possibly other arrests - may be in the works, authorities tell Hatewatch.
Rogers, a self-proclaimed member of the Black Snake Militia, was arrested by an FBI SWAT team on Friday when agents found homemade bombs and firearms at the home of the suspect’s father, Jeffrey Rogers. The father was not arrested.
“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.
A federal criminal complaint says “agents conducting the search located several items including Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms.” The suspect was arrested at his home, which is about ¾ of a mile from his father’s home, where the explosive devices were found.
The explosive devices — some packed with nails and others types of potentially lethal shrapnel — were detonated nearby by a bomb squad.
Federal authorities say “they are confident that they foiled a planned attack on the Montevideo Police Department and possibly saved lives” when they arrested Buford Rogers, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported today.
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