• Neighbors: Person led away in handcuffs from Jacksonville home raided by FBI, NCIS

    By: Russell Colburn , Action News Jax

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - UPDATE - The FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) raided a Jacksonville home Thursday.

    UPDATED STORY: Feds detail charges following FBI, NCIS raid off San Jose Boulevard

    Neighbors told Action News Jax an unidentified person was led away from the home on Salamanca Avenue and San Jose Boulevard in handcuffs.

    Action News Jax saw what appeared to multiple computers being cataloged.


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    Federal agents got to the home early Thursday morning.

    A neighbor who didn't want to be identified saw them arrive.

    "I saw this very slow procession of cars coming down here," she said.  "I thought, ‘Oh my God, someone's died.'  Nope, FBI is here."

    Ty, a Clay County Sheriff's Office K-9, was called in to help.  He specializes in locating electronics a suspect may be trying to hide.

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    "This is a quiet neighborhood," Anthony Vaz said.  "It just surprised me."

    Vaz lives nearby and said he didn't have much interaction with the couple who lived at the raided home with a child.

    "I got a letter from them saying that they're going to put a fence if I have no objections, and I said, ‘No."

    "Did that strike you as strange at all, like they were trying to hide something?" Action News Jax reporter Russell Colburn asked.

    "You know, good question," Vaz said.  "I was wondering why they were going to put up such a big fence."

    The FBI said there is no imminent threat to the surrounding area.

    We expect to learn more about who was taken from this home and what they're accused of Friday.
     

         

    ORIGINAL STORY - The FBI has confirmed it is conducting an investigation in the San Jose neighborhood.

    The investigation is happening at San Jose Boulevard and Salamanca Avenue:

    FBI Jacksonville released the following statement about that investigation:

    "To confirm, special agents and personnel from FBI Jacksonville are conducting court authorized law enforcement investigative activity at the location mentioned. There is no imminent threat to the surrounding area as a result of this investigation. No additional information can be confirmed at this time."

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    Action News Jax reporter Russell Colburn observed NCIS agents responding to the home as well.

    Neighbors said they saw someone being led out of the home in handcuffs.

    The FBI has been at the home since Thursday morning removing items from the home.

    The FBI said the Clay County Sheriff's Office K-9 Ty is also investigating the home. His specialty is sniffing out electronics, like the type of electronics people may be trying to hide.

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