Investigators from the Houston Police Department say they're conducting a raid in the Rice Village neighborhood of Houston alongside the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
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Assisting in the crackdown are also special agents from the HAZMAT Crew in the 2000 block of Albans street.
Late this afternoon local media filmed special agents carrying a ladder and devices used to gain entry into homes in the area.
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Many of the neighbors in the area said that one of the homes which are being raided was also raided just four years ago.
During those operations the FBI spent an entire day inside those homes searching for bomb making materials in what appeared to be a terror cell crackdown in Houston.
Those raids netted multiple arrests and charges from the Department of Justice which believed they had stopped a potential terrorist act, with a man being arrested for improperly storing explosives materials who then later faced $160,000 fine in court.
Today a operation was coordinated with three other raids including a home in Memorial, a property in Bryan and another home in Michigan, all in the vicinity of Rice University.
However agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation would not confirm if the ongoing search efforts are connected with the same man from 2013.
Local media confirmed that Special Agents and investigators will remain on the scene throughout the night and into Monday but there is no word or confirmation yet if anyone has been detained.
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