FBI, Oakland police make arrest after raiding building

April 24, 2013 11:35:16 PM PDT
The FBI and Oakland police raided an apartment building late Wednesday night near 7th Street and Linden Street.

Flash bang grenades went off and confused residents were forced from their homes. We are still waiting for the Oakland Police Department to tell us exactly what is going on.

We saw several FBI agents in tactical gear with fully automatic weapons outside of the City Tower Apartment building, at 7th and Linden. Oakland police officers, in uniform, appeared to be assisting with traffic and the arrest of one man at this location.

Witnesses say they raided two other apartment buildings in the City Tower complex, and evacuated the residents.

We saw them carry out one bag of evidence, but so far there's been no explanation and the residents are looking for answers.

"When I got to the lobby there was so many police in the lobby they put me up against the wall and asked if I had any guns," City Towers resident Chanel Moore said. "I said no, I was just looking for my kids. We don't know what was going on, they never told us what was going on. They just got us standing here, it's 10 o'clock. We've been standing out here since 7 o'clock."

It's unusual to see local law enforcement and the FBI working a combined and coordinated operation like this one. They went in prepared for any type of resistance, but it looks like it was incident free.

This was an obvious raid, but again, law enforcement hasn't been forthcoming with any details. We hope to have more in our morning newscast starting at 4:30 a.m.


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