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Fugitive Brothers Arrested in New Mexico After 15 Years on Run


U.S. authorities say two brothers who were arrested in the southwestern U.S. state of New Mexico Saturday after 15 years as fugitives may have been planning a terrorist attack against the federal government.

Sixty-two-year-old Geoffrey Rose and his 50-year-old brother Gregory were arrested Friday in a rented house near the Arizona border. They were arrested on a federal warrant issued in 1991 in the midwestern U.S. state of Kansas on charges they possessed illegal firearms and explosives.

Authorities say the Rose brothers had several hundred pounds of explosives in their possession, as well as body armor, military-style helmets and a marijuana-growing operation.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.