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Associated Press, Published September 15 2012

Man charged in militia plot arrested in Bismarck

BISMARCK — Authorities say an ex-soldier from Minnesota who one of five more men charged in connection with an anti-government militia was arrested on the campus of Bismarck State University.

KXMB-TV reports that 26-year-old Christopher Jenderseck of St. Cloud, Minn., was arrested earlier this week while he was attending a class at the Bismarck school.

School officials say Jenderseck was in his first semester at the school and was going into nursing.

The five men are accused of burglaries and other crimes that prosecutors say were intended to fund the militia.

Jenderseck is charged specifically with two counts of evidence tampering and three counts of illegal gang activity.

Authorities say the group was led by soldiers from Fort Stewart in Georgia and had planned various terrorist attacks in the United States.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.