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Keyword: domestic extremist threats & trends

To the FBI, they were part of a Minnesota militia group possibly gearing up for a violent showdown with the government.

Members of the group, called United Patriots of Minnesota 3%, say they’re nothing more than patriots defending hard-won liberties secured by a handful of forefathers who stood against tyranny.

No one has been charged in the investigation, which spilled into public view recently when a federal judge unsealed search warrants in the case. But the probe underscores the complexity of balancing protected speech with trying to root out domestic terror.

Read more: St. Cloud Times

A man facing murder charges after he allegedly fatally stabbed two people and injured another on a Portland light-rail train has a history of run-ins with law enforcement and is a self-proclaimed white supremacist, authorities said.

Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, is charged with aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation in the second degree and felony possession of a restricted weapon stemming from the Friday attack. Christian makes his first court appearance Tuesday morning.  

Portland homicide detectives are investigating what led to the attack, including taking an extensive look at Christian's background and extremist ideology, police said.

Read more: USA Today

Two people were charged after a large group of vandals who police described as “anarchists” damaged high-end cars and newly developed buildings and left behind an anti-gentrification message in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood Monday night.

Investigators told NBC10 around 20 high-end vehicles and several properties were vandalized in the area of 2nd and Jefferson streets — a few blocks from Northern Liberties. Several witnesses said a group of at least 30 people smashed the windows, spray painted anarchy symbols and caused other types of damage to newly developed properties and cars in the area around 9 p.m.

Read more:  NBCPhiladelphia

A distraught veteran led West Springfield police on a chase down Riverdale Street on Monday afternoon after allegedly rigging up explosives in his truck and in his home in Russell, setting off a large police response in both towns.

West Springfield Police Chief Ronald Campurciani described the suspect, Robert DeCotto, 30, as a veteran who is "clearly going through issues." He said DeCotto was taken into custody, then brought to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield "to get help."

Read more: Mass Live

A University of Iowa student has been charged with threat of terrorism after police say he threatened to bring a gun to graduation.

Soliman Obaid B. Altamimi, 25, went to the university's International Programs Office at the University Capitol Center around 11:30 a.m. on Friday and asked to make a speech at the graduation ceremony, according to UI police complaints. When staff told Altamimi he couldn't give a speech, he replied that he "will bring a gun to the final ceremony."

Altamimi admitted to officers that he made the statement, the complaints state.

Police say Altamimi made a similar statement on Nov. 11, 2016 when he said he would bring a gun to the International Programs Office and shoot international students.

Read more: Press-Citizen