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Federal authorities raid Landsdowne home

Federal authorities raided a Landsdowne home early Thursday morning.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office assisted federal officers in the search. The Sheriff's Office posted a notification about the raid on its website and social media this morning. The notification said there is "no threat to the community" and the "scene will be cleared shortly." The Sheriff's Office did not disclose why the raid was conducted or whether any arrests were made.

According to a FOX 5 report, a resident who lives in the area of the 43500 block of Mahala Street said agents told her to go back inside of her home during the raid. She also said she heard several flash bombs go off and saw authorities kick in a door of a nearby townhouse.

Earlier this month, the FBI, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, Leesburg Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a raid at a home in the 100 block of Appletree Drive NE in Leesburg.

According to the LPD, several subjects were found inside the home during that raid and interviews were conducted. No other information about the early June raid has been released to the public yet.

A neighbor of the Leesburg home, who asked not to be identified because he feared his safety, said law enforcement began raiding the home between midnight and 4 a.m. June 3.

“I saw something and knew something wasn't right,” he said, adding he saw law enforcement taking someone into custody. The neighbor said he believed the raid was either drug or gun-related, or both.

This is a developing story. Check back to LoudounTimes.com for more information as it becomes available.


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