NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk Police were asked to help federal agents with a search warrant Wednesday morning.
Officer Daniel Hudson with the Norfolk Police Department told WAVY.com Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents asked police for help around 5 a.m. in the 4800 block of Kennebeck Avenue.
WAVY crews went to the scene before 7 a.m. and found several agents and officers on scene. One person was removed from the home in handcuffs.
Neighbors say ICE agents approached the house behind shields. One neighbor said he woke up to loud voices and heard the bust go down: “I heard two loud booms. It sounded like either a dumpster being dumped or percussion bomb going off.”
There is evidence of a forced entry on the front door. WAVY.com has video of children held by law enforcement and we are told they were taken away by a family member.
An ICE spokesperson would only say the incident is part of an ongoing investigation. Search warrants are sealed, suggesting more arrests could be made at other locations.
It appears the stress of what was going on led someone in the house to need an ambulance. Norfolk dispatchers told WAVY.com the 911 call was for chest pains. A family friend of a person who lives at the home said ICE agents may have taken away weapons.
The neighbor said there is suspicious activity at the residence all the time: “I see a guy talking on a phone, and a car would pull up or a bike would pull up, and someone would hand off a package and he would back in the house.”
ICE agents searched two cars and took a third away.
Agents have not provided further information on what the search warrant was for or if any arrests have been made. Stay with WAVY.com for updates on this developing story.