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IMPD, feds raid 14 homes in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Federal agents and local police arrested nine people after a series of raids Thursday morning in Indianapolis.

A total of 14 warrants were carried out, according to Lt. Shane Foley, public information officer for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

IMPD did not say why the warrants were issued and did not share the names and ages of those detained.

One of the raids happened at around 6 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 800 block of North Tuxedo Street.

Video from News 8’s Mobile News Tracker showed agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives entering the residence near Michigan Street and Sherman Drive.

Multiple police vehicles were parked on the street outside the home.

A neighbor who did not want to be identified told I-Team 8 what they saw during the raid: “I heard a boom and when I came out early this morning I seen all the squad cars and everything down the street.”

IMPD did not confirm if the sweep was related to Operation North Star, an ongoing operation involving the U.S. Marshals Service that targets people with warrants for serious violent felonies.

The U.S. Marshals Service told I-Team 8 it assisted in the raids, but it was not part of Operation North Star.

A representative from the ATF field office in Columbus, Ohio, confirmed the agency was involved in the raids but declined to share additional details.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says it will share more information at a Friday press conference.