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FBI: Suspects Had Cache Of Weapons

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Federal authorities have four people in custody accused of plotting terrorist attacks.

Marvin Hall of Rimersburg, Perry Landis of the Clarion area, Morgan Jones of Lucinda, as well as Melissa Huet are in custody.

Investigators say they were stockpiling a cache of weapons with plans to target local government buildings.

The FBI, in raids over the weekend, confiscated hundreds of weapons - including everything from hunting rifles, homemade bombs, rudimentary rockets and cannons.

Sources tell KDKA's Marty Griffin the suspects made threats to blow up government buildings and carry out other extreme acts of domestic terrorism.

The four suspects are facing numerous federal firearms charges, including illegal sales, manufacture and transport.

Included in the federal indictment is a listing of some of the confiscated weapons, including "exploding blasting caps," a Romanian AK 4 assault rifle and "destructive devises including two exploding golf balls."

Aside from the indictments, federal authorities will release no further information at this time.

Sources tell Griffin the investigation took three years and included taped conversations and FBI undercover agents inside the operation.

Sources also say federal agents conducted extensive raids on what are being called compounds over the last two days in the Clarion area.

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