Prosecutors say Signal Mountain man stockpiled guns, ammo in alleged plan to attack Muslim community

Robert Doggart, left, arrives Monday, July 13, 2015, at the back entrance of the Joel Solomon Federal Building in Chattanooga, Tenn. An arraignment hearing was held for Doggart at 2 p.m. in federal court on charges he plotted to kill Muslims in Islamberg, N. Y.
photo Robert Doggart

The special federal agent bent down and unbuckled a black box this morning. James Smith stood up, faced the jury and cradled a M-4 rifle in his hands.

On the second day of Robert Doggart's trial today, federal prosecutors introduced the weapons that members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized from his Signal Mountain home in 2015.

Among the thousands of rounds of ammunition, agents also recovered his rifle and a shotgun, prosecutors said.

Authorities say Doggart planned to use these weapons to attack a Muslim community called Islamberg in upstate New York with the help of a few colleagues he found on social media.

His trial, expected to last a week, started yesterday with prosecutors playing a series