FBI NEWS RELEASE
Minneapolis Field Office
FBI1500 Freeway Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430
For Immediate Release Contact: Chief Division Counsel Kyle A. Loven
(763) 569 8540
Date: May 6, 2013
On Friday, May 3rd, 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 and Firearms, 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, date of birth, 12/6/1988, 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. The terror plot was discovered and subsequently thwarted through the timely analysis of intelligence and through the cooperation and coordination between the aforementioned agencies. Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis Division of the FBI, J. Christopher Warrener stated that “cooperation between the FBI and its federal, state, and local partners enabled law enforcement to prevent a potential tragedy in Montevideo.”
Mr. Rogers is presumed innocent until/unless he is convicted in a court of law.