FBI Now Pushing For Terrorism Charges Against MN Man

(credit: Chippewa County Jail)

(credit: Chippewa County Jail)

MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — More details have been released in the case of what the FBI is calling a “foiled terror plot” in western Minnesota.

Authorities say 24-year-old Buford Rogers was planning to bomb the Montevideo police station, attack a communications tower and a National Guard armory.

Rogers was arrested May 3, and a few days later the FBI said it stopped a terror attack that was in its planning stages, potentially saving lives of several Montevideo residents.

A federal grand jury indicted Buford Rogers, 24, Tuesday on four counts, including possessing Molotov cocktails and a pipe bomb, but they did not indict Rogers on terrorism charges.

Now the FBI is back in court pushing for those charges to be filed against him.

Officials said Rogers has militia ties, and he has made anti-government comments on social media.

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