FBI arrests Minnesota man for Molotov cocktails in Montevideo home


The FBI and the Bloomington bomb squad found Molotov cocktails, pipe bombs and assorted firearms at the home of a Montevideo man Friday, several news outlets report.

Buford Rogers, 24, was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Associated Press.

A federal affidavit obtained by the AP says FBI agents searched a property at a mobile home park in Montevideo and discovered the stash of bombs and guns. The affidavit said Buford was there at the time of the search, and one firearm recovered from Buford's residence was a Romanian AKM assault rifle.

Rogers has a previous record, authorites say, including a 2011 felony burglary conviction stemming 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 the Star Tribune. He is not allowed to have a gun.

The Montevideo American News reports that the FBI surrounded a trailer just before noon Friday, and two men came out. Buford "Bucky" Rogers was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm; the other man was subsequently released.

Neighbors in the area, according to the paper, said that the residents were known to wear army camo and boots, and that there were often anti-government signs posted on the lawn, says the MonteNews.

The affidavit was filed by a special agent assigned to the FBI's domestic terrorism squad, the AP reports.

A U.S. Attorney's Office spokeswoman confirmed federal and local law enforcement executed a search warrant in the Montevideo area Friday, which led to Rogers' arrest. An FBI spokesman also confirmed agents were in the area, but said he could not provide additional information. He said the public is not in danger.

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