Jenison home raided by Homeland Security

Ottawa County

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Federal authorities raided a home in Jenison on Tuesday as part of a criminal investigation.

Neighbors told News 8 that officers in tactical gear showed up at the home on Coral Street near 12th Avenue late in the afternoon. 

Explosions — likely flash bang devices — were heard before officers entered the home in the part of the duplex where investigators focused their attention.

Most of the officials who were on scene wore Department of Homeland Security uniforms. At least one official wore a vest, identifying himself as a “Postal Inspector.”

Law enforcement officials were seen carrying totes and boxes out of the residence. News 8 observed officers carrying at least three rifles with scopes from the home.

The Department of Homeland Security conducting an investigation at a home in Jenison. (Aug. 11, 2020)

Homeland Security officials would only share limited information about what was occurring publicly.

A statement from Department of Homeland Security Investigations stated that officers “executed a federal search warrant at the location as part of an ongoing criminal investigation. No further details are available at this time as the affidavit in support of the search warrant remains under seal in federal court.”

Neighbors told News 8 that the home in question received a large number of deliveries, but they had not otherwise noticed unusual activity at the home.

It was not immediately clear whether anyone was arrested in connection with the investigation Tuesday.

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