Jake Paul: FBI swat team seizes guns at home of YouTube star
The FBI conducted a raid in the Los Angeles area, home of YouTube star Jake Paul.
An FBI spokesperson said an armed swat team carried out the raid, which took place while Paul was away from home.
The official did not want to say why, only that the research was linked to an investigation. Officers were seen collecting weapons from the property.
Paul is accused of looting in Arizona and recently held a party that allegedly violated public health orders.
Paul, 23, has over 20 million followers on YouTube.
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“The FBI is executing a federal search warrant at a residence in Calabasas in connection with an ongoing investigation,” an FBI representative said in a statement.
“The affidavit in support of the search warrant was sealed by a judge and therefore I am forbidden to comment on the nature of the investigation. There are no arrests.”
Aerial footage of the news showed what appeared to be firearms removed from the house by investigators.
According to the local ABC station, these weapons included a long gun that stood next to a hot tub in the garden.
In June, Paul was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona during a protest at a shopping mall following the death of George Floyd. Police declared the demonstration a riot after the looting began.
He was charged with criminal trespassing and illegal assembly, but told US media he was only there to meet the protesters.
In July, he was criticized for holding a one-day party at his Calabasas home, where revelers wore no face masks or social distance.
Mayor Alicia Weintraub expressed outrage at such a meeting amid the worsening coronavirus cases in California.