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Friday, January 13, 2017

ATF Special Agents, Special Response Team Execute Search Warrant in Snohomish County, Wash.



Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Seattle Field Division and ATF Special Response Team executed a search warrant in unincorporated Snohomish County, Wash., Wednesday evening, Jan. 11.

As part of the warrant, one man was taken into federal custody at a separate location. 
Seattle Police Department SWAT and detection K9 teams assisted ATF in executing the warrant.

The Special Response Team, known as the SRT, conducts high-risk enforcement operations, including search and arrest warrants.  ATF has five SRTs based around the United States, deploying to the 25 field divisions as needed. The SRTs have conducted more than 50 operations this fiscal year. In fiscal year 2016, the SRT conducted 206 operations.

Seattle is ATF’s largest field division by geographic area, with over 950,000 square miles of territory, covering Washington state, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii and Guam and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

Details about any charges stemming from today’s warrant execution, or information on evidence recovered, should be addressed to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle. 

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