FBI believes man was planning an attack in "western Minnesota"



    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The FBI says a potential terror attack that it believes was disrupted by a mobile home raid was in its "planning stages" and the target was believed to be in western Minnesota.
 
     Buford Rogers was arrested Friday after a search of the 24-year-old's Montevideo home turned up Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms. 
 
     FBI spokesman Kyle Loven wouldn't elaborate Monday about the nature or target of the alleged plot, but says authorities believe there "would have been a localized terror attack, and that's why law enforcement moved quickly."
 
     The FBI says it believes authorities potentially saved the lives of several local residents. The investigation is ongoing.
 
     Rogers is charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He has a past conviction for felony burglary and is not allowed to have a firearm.  
 
     Rogers is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court this week.
 
     Rogers' 2011 felony burglary conviction stems from an incident in Lac qui Parle County. He also has a 2009 misdemeanor conviction for dangerous handling of a weapon in Hennepin County, as well as other criminal violations, according to online court records.
 
 
     
 AP-WF-05-06-13 1606GMT
 

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