Two men were arrested by the FBI in a sting operation for allegedly attempting to purchase explosives to be used in Ferguson protests, a law enforcement source told CBS Evening News.
According to CBS News, the men were arrested Thursday and face charges of lying to authorities to purchase firearms. They both had outstanding warrants, FBI spokeswoman Rebecca Wu told CBS News.
Authorities continue to investigate the duo over the allegation they attempted to purchase explosive materials for use in Ferguson protests, ABC News reported.
They were arraigned Friday and are allegedly members of the New Black Panthers, according to CBS News.
More on #Ferguson arrests: The men are allegedly members of the new Black Panthers and arrested as part of an FBI undercover operation.— Mosheh Oinounou (@Mosheh) November 22, 2014
A representative for the FBI was not immediately available for comment to TheBlaze.
This story has been updated.
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