ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A northeast Albuquerque house is suddenly at the center of a big-time investigation after federal agents pulled enough weapons to supply a small gun shop.
Early Wednesday morning the SWAT team, Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies and federal agents led by Homeland Security Investigations swarmed a home on the 3400 block of Haines Avenue NE.
While the feds are being tight-lipped about the investigation, it was apparent whatever they were walking into was enough concern for a nearby elementary school to lock its doors restricting anyone outside from coming in.
“My wife called me that they had locked down Montezuma School,” a concerned father, who did not want to be identified, said. “I rushed over here. The first thing you think of is another shooting or something.”
The father, who lives just down the block, found out the feds were serving a search warrant at the home. By midmorning federal agents pulled out a computer, a handgun and boxes of paperwork.
By Wednesday afternoon dozens of rifles were hauled out of the house, bagged as evidence and laid out on the lawn.
Homeland Security investigators would not say why they were taking the guns or who they were investigating. They did say that nobody had been arrested as of Wednesday night.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office would not give specifics about the case only saying the investigation is ongoing.