According to a number of different reports, multiple FBI agents have been killed or seriously injured as part of an attempt to serve a warrant in relation to child pornography charges in Broward County, Florida.
A Raid Gone Wrong
According to the FBI, its agents had been attempting to serve a warrant at an apartment complex in Sunrise, Florida. However, the man at the residence, suspected on charges relating to child pornography, barricaded himself in his house and opened fire on FBI agents when they attempted to serve their warrant.
Speaking to CNN, the FBI confirmed that two of its agents were killed and three others were wounded in the shootout. The Bureau also declared in a statement that, “Two wounded Agents were transported to the hospital and are in stable condition.”
As yet, the names of the FBI agents and the name of the shooter are unknown.
It is also unknown what the shooter had in his possession or what he was suspected of doing that led the FBI to attempt to execute the raid. All that is known is that the charges in question relate to child pornography.
According to the Miami Herald, gunfire broke out at around 6:00 a.m. on February 2 at the Water Terrace apartment complex in Sunrise.
Local Police Help Out
In a series of tweets, the local police department of Sunrise, Florida, confirmed the existence of a heavy police presence around 4200 Nob Hill Rd. and said that “Nob Hill Rd is closed from NW 44th St. to West Oakland Park Blvd in both directions.”
The police department also told those living or present nearby to avoid the area. Also, those currently living in the areas with police presence may be unable to leave their homes until the matter is properly cleared up.