The FBI is alleging that it has foiled a terrorist plot by an apparent member of the Black Snake Militia.
Interestingly, the media has not made a real big fuss over this, details about his religion or political affiliation have not been dissected, motivations have not been speculated over, perhaps he is just ‘mentally ill?’
MINNEAPOLIS —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 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, Jeff Rogers, told WCCO-TV “Bucky is not a terrorist.” Rogers told WCCO that the guns found in the search belong to him and not his son.
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.