Police talk about stopping potential terror attack in small Minnesota town

MGN Online

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The FBI says it has foiled a terrorist attack being planned in a small Minnesota town, and it believes "the lives of several local residents were potentially saved."

An agency spokesman says a search of a mobile home in Montevideo uncovered a cache of explosives and weapons, leading to the arrest of Buford Rogers.

The FBI is offering no details about the targets of the attack or a motive. But police in the town say a homemade sign in front of the mobile home where the 24-year-old lived bore the letters "BSM," a reference to a local anti-government group called the Black Snake Militia started by Rogers' family.

Rogers' father tells KMSP-TV that the guns in the home were his and his son doesn't own any guns.

The younger Rogers made his first appearance in U.S. District Court in St. Paul Monday on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Montevideo is a city of around 5,000 people about 130 miles west of Minneapolis.