FBI agents spent more than 5 hours inside a Virginia townhome on Friday, but the reasons they were in the Sterling, Virginia, home remain unclear.
The raid on the home in Courthouse Square ended with a long line of FBI agents and sheriff’s deputies carrying boxes marked with red and black evidence tape from the townhouse. A mobile command post was used at the scene.
Neighbors to the residence said the home’s occupants just started renting it last summer.
An FBI official said the incident was “authorized law enforcement activity.” Typically with raids of this nature, the purpose will only become public knowledge if charges are filed.