Two FBI agents were killed Tuesday morning while trying to serve a search warrant at a home in Sunrise, Fla., in a child pornography case, an agent at the scene told Fox News.
One federal law enforcement source told the Miami Herald that at least five agents were shot and two were “gravely wounded” in the incident that occurred at around 6 a.m. in the Fort Lauderdale suburb.
Here’s a look at the multi-agency scene in Sunrise. Nobb Hill Road shut down at NW 44th Street.
Sunrise PD confirms FBI agent shot while serving a warrant this morning. Spokesperson with the FBI told me there are injuries, but didn’t say how everyone’s doing. @CBSMiami pic.twitter.com/0DJWCS68Tp
— Brooke Shafer (@BrookeShaferTV) February 2, 2021
The Sunrise Police Department said that residents in neighborhoods along Nob Hill Road, between NW 44th Street and West Oakland Park Boulevard. were asked to remain in their homes, and were unable to leave their communities due to the traffic shutdown on Nob Hill Road.
Shortly before 10 a.m., the department sent out an alert to all residents that there was “no danger to the public,” but that there would still be “a large police presence in the area through the day.”
Multiple law enforcement agencies descended on the scene where the suspect was reportedly barricaded in their home. Officers from the Sunrise Police Department, Miramar SWAT team, Davies Police Department, and Fort Lauderdale Police Department were all on site.
A spokesperson for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department told Fox News they were sending a “small SWAT contingency” to assist with the ongoing situation.