FBI agents wounded in shooting in South Florida, police say according to reports.
Police officers work near the scene of a shooting that wounded several FBI agents in Sunrise, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021.
SUNRISE, Fla.: Several FBI agents were shot Tuesday morning while serving a warrant in a child exploitation case in South Florida, authorities said.
A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that multiple FBI agents were shot while serving the warrant and that media did not immediately know the extent of their injuries. The official could not discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
Multiple law enforcement agencies swarmed the neighborhood in suburban Fort Lauderdale in the aftermath of the shooting, as a suspect reportedly remained barricaded inside the home.
According to a television video, another large contingent of officers gathered outside a Fort Lauderdale hospital where victims were taken.
The Sunrise Police Department tweeted about the heavy police presence, noting that several roads were closed in the area.
The shooting happened around 6 a.m.