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Two Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Purchase Explosives for Use in Ferguson Protests: CBS News

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In this Aug. 17, 2104 file photo people defy a curfew before smoke and tear gas was fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri police, in advance of a grand jury decision on whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old, are making extensive preparations hoping to avoid a repeat of violent clashes between protesters and police. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

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.

A representative for the FBI was not immediately available for comment to TheBlaze.

This story has been updated.

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