24-year-old Montevideo, Minnesota man, Buford “Bucky” Rogers, was arrested Friday after authorities raided his trailer home and found an array of weapons, which according to court documents included a Romanian AK-M assault-style rifle, Molotov cocktails and pipe-bombs. Rogers is the founder of an anti-government group called the Black Snake Militia and his targets may have been local authorities, according to the FBI.
We’ve reported several instances of domestic terrorist plots by anti-government individuals, as well as a sharp upswing in the formation of so-called “Patriot” groups since President Obama was elected. The deep divide over gun-safety measures since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary has only intensified these anti-government sentiments.
Rogers’ Facebook page contains a slew of paramilitary images and violent, paranoid status updates.
Images taken from Rogers’ Facebook page
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From the FBI’s website:
On Friday, May 3, 2013, special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in conjunction with the Montevideo Police Department; the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Minnesota State Highway Patrol; the Bloomington Police Department; the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office (South Dakota); the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; and members of CEE-VI (Cooperative Enforcement Effort), executed a search warrant at 1204 Benson Avenue, Lot #8, in Montevideo, Minnesota. Several guns and explosive devices were discovered during the search of the residence.
In addition to the execution of the search warrant, law enforcement personnel arrested Buford Rogers, born December 6, 1988, in Montevideo. Mr. Rogers was taken into custody without incident. A complaint against Mr. Rogers has been filed in Federal District Court, District of Minnesota. The investigation remains ongoing.
The FBI believes that a terror attack was disrupted by law enforcement personnel and that the lives of several local residents were potentially saved.
Watch a full report, courtesy of ABC News: