I'm posting a couple of articles from local sources below. Maybe more will come out tomorrow, or on Monday, when, according to one of the articles, the suspects will appear in court (warrants are sealed by federal court right now).
These could be separate events, but they seem to be connected. They may also be just something local, but from what I'm reading, it sounds bigger than that. We shall see... I'm just posting to give a head's up, based on what I've read so far tonight.
From WXYZ, ABC affiliate in Detroit:
From the Sandusky Register:FBI Conducts Raids
Last Update: 2:12 am
(WXYZ) - The FBI was conducting raids Saturday night at multiple locations in southeast Michigan.
Action News has learned Homeland Security and the Joint Anti-terrorism Task Force is also involved in a major operation.
Federal officials would not say who they were targeting or where, but the FBI has set up a command center at the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department in Ann Arbor, where they have brought in two satellite trucks and a radio tower.
Agents have also obtained search warrants and multiple arrests have been made.
Police, federal agents in raids in Sandusky, Huron
By SARAH WEBER Sunday, March 28, 2010 12:19 AM EDT
SANDUSKY and HURON
A battalion of local officers and federal agents flooded the Bayshore Estates neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
A second raid was conducted in Huron. An FBI agent at the scene of the Bayshore Estates raid said a second, related raid was taking place at “another location.” Huron police confirmed late Saturday a raid had taken place in that city, but would say nothing more.
Likewise, FBI agents at the scene and at the Cleveland field office are staying mum on the cause of the commotion.
“We did make some arrests,” said special agent Scott Wilson of the FBI’s Cleveland office.
He said the warrants were sealed in federal court and he could not release any information until after the suspects appear in court Monday.
Sandusky Police, Erie County Sheriff’s deputies, agents from Toledo Police Bomb Squad and Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s K9 Unit assisted at the scene.
Capt. Paul Sigsworth of the Erie County Sheriff’s office said he could not talk about the investigation.
Agents at Bayshore Estates yelled at residents to stay back at least a block from where they conducted the arrest on East Cedarwood Drive. Agents placed a handcuffed white male wearing a black shirt into a silver car.
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