Minnesota Man Arrested On Suspicion of Plotting Terror Attack

Today the FBI said that they disrupted a terror plot and quite possibly saved a lot of lives as authorities raided a home in western Minnesota and arrested 24 year old Buford Rogers. Rogers was arrested without incident and his home was found to contain Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms.

Screenshot indicating felony charge.
Screenshot indicating felony charge.

Rogers was arrested on Friday and charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Rogers was convicted of felony burglary in 2011 and admitted to firing a Romanian model AK-M rifle at a gun range recently.

Details have not been made known as to the alleged plot, however the FBI issued a statement in which they said, “The FBI believes that a terror attack was disrupted by law enforcement personnel and that the lives of several local residents were potentially saved.”

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

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Global News reports,

“The FBI believed there was a terror attack in its planning stages, and we believe there would have been a localized terror attack, and that’s why law enforcement moved quickly to execute the search warrant on Friday to arrest Mr. Rogers,” FBI spokesman Kyle Loven said Monday.

Loven declined to elaborate about the location of the alleged target, other than to say it was believed to be in Montevideo, a city of about 5,000 people about 130 miles (209 kilometres) west of Minneapolis. He also declined to say whether Rogers was believed to be acting alone or as part of a group, or if other arrests were expected.

“This is a very active investigation,” he said.

Buford is also reported to be a part of the Black Snake Militia, according to senior law enforcement. Several neighbors in Northdale Park mentioned he was a member of the group as well.

According to his Facebook page and his tattoos, he is a self-professed Juggalo, a member of the cult-like following of the Psychopathic Records music label, aka “The Hatchet Family.”

Mr. Loven spoke with Freedom Outpost by phone and indicated that the investigation is ongoing and that they were neither confirming or denying that Mr. Rogers has any ties to Islam, though Loven did point out that there are a large number of Somali-Americans living in Minnesota. Keep in mind that Islam is not about race or ethnicity, but about ideology, so it doesn’t know the boundaries of skin color or one’s place of origin. We’ll just wait to see what comes of the investigation.

Rogers is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court this week.

Buford "Bucky" Rogers criminal complaint

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