FBI thwarts terrorist attack in Minnesota

Washington, May 6 (EFE).- The FBI said Monday that it had foiled "a localized terror attack" in western Minnesota, arresting a man with possible links to a militia group.

The suspect, 24-year-old Buford Rogers, was detained last Friday in the town of Montevideo.

A large contingent of federal agents and state and local police were deployed to arrest Rogers and search his residence, where they found guns, Molotov cocktails and what could be homemade dynamite, according to court documents.

Rogers, convicted two years ago of felony burglary, has been charged so far only with one count of illegal possession of a firearm.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune said Rogers had made critical comments about U.S. government agencies.

"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.