Armed SWAT officers seen as FBI raids 2 SE Raleigh homes

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RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with Raleigh Police and other law enforcement agencies, raided two homes in southeast Raleigh on Tuesday morning.

A neighborhood resident told CBS 17 they were woken around 6 a.m. by someone on a loudspeaker claiming they were with the FBI and telling a neighbor to get out of their house.

The witness said there were approximately 20 law enforcement vehicles and 30-35 armed SWAT officers outside two houses – 2424 and 2500 Evers Drive.

The witness said the main focus of the search was the house at 2424 Evers Drive, which functions as an auto repair shop.

CBS 17 contacted the FBI for information about the raids and was told by a spokesperson that “the FBI is conducting court-authorized activity” on behalf of the United States Attorney’s Office.

When asked for more information, the spokesperson said the raids involved sealed federal documents and there was no other information they could reveal.

Raleigh police confirmed their involvement in the raids but said they were not told the details of the case by the FBI.

The FBI told CBS 17 that no one was arrested while executing the search warrants, but the witness said he saw a person in handcuffs.

Authorities blocked off the entire street during the raids.

Several vehicles were towed away from the home at 2424 Evers Drive, the witness said.

CBS 17 has contacted authorities for more information.

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