For more than a year, David Burgert had been stockpiling weapons and making a list of public officials he wanted to assassinate in an apparent attempt to overthrow the government. But it all came crashing down in February 2002, when a close friend of David went to the FBI and told them about his plans. After an all-night standoff with police, David is arrested and spends nearly a decade behind bars. When he gets out in 2010, David is jobless, homeless and aimless. After bouncing around Montana for a year, he decides to head out to the Lolo National Forest in June 2011 where he eventually gets into a shootout with police and disappears into Montana lore.

In episode 5 of Project 7, reporters Andy Viano and Justin Franz look at the days leading up to David Burgert’s mysterious disappearance.

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