The FBI says it foiled a homegrown terror plot in the tiny town of Montevideo, Minn.
Terror suspect Buford Rogers, 24, was arrested at his home in Minnesota after federal agents discovered a cache of pipe bombs, molotov cocktails and Romanian AKM assault rifles.
"The FBI believed there was a terror attack in its planning stages, and we believe there would have been a localized terror attack, and that's why law enforcement moved quickly to execute the search warrant on Friday to arrest Mr. Rogers," FBI spokesman Kyle Loven said Monday.
Officials said Roger had ties to an American militia group and was planning attacks against local residents and possibly government officials.
The FBI said the alleged terror plot was discovered through analysis of intelligence gathered by local, state and federal authorities.
"Cooperation between the FBI and its federal, state, and local partners enabled law enforcement to prevent a potential tragedy in Montevideo," Christopher Warrener, the special agent in charge of the FBI office in Minneapolis, said in a statement.