(CNN)Two self-proclaimed members of the “Boogaloo Bois” were arrested by federal agents after allegedly conspiring and attempting to become “assets” to a foreign terrorist organization that shared their “anti-US government views,” the Justice Department announced on Friday.
Michael Robert Solomon and Benjamin Ryan Teeter were taken into custody on Thursday and will be held pending a formal detention hearing on Wednesday in US District Court in Minneapolis.
Solomon, 30 of New Brighton, Minnesota, and Teeter, 22, of Hampstead, North Carolina, caught the eye of the FBI after they attended a George Floyd protest in late May, according to a news release from the Justice Department.
Witnesses told federal authorities that they were both seen carrying a firearm and discussed being members of “Boogaloo Bois” and their subgroup called the “Boojahideen” that had intentions of “committing acts of violence against police officers” and had goals of “overthrowing the government and replacing its police forces,” according to the criminal complaint.
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