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FBI Raids Fridley Home, Takes Computer

An FBI team left an Arthur Street NE home at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday with a home computer.

An FBI team took an older-model iMac desktop computer from a Fridley home Wednesday, after spending at least two hours there.

Seven FBI men left the house and departed in five unmarked vehicles from the 5600 block of Arthur Street NE at 9:45 a.m.

A tipster told Fridley Patch the FBI was there as early as about 7:45 a.m.

Fridley Police assisted the FBI on Arthur Street NE, Lt. Mike Monsrud said, but he would not comment further. FBI Minneapolis Office spokesman Kyle A. Loven said he could not comment. A man wearing an FBI jacket on the scene also said he could not comment.

Two neighbors and a passerby who didn't give their names said they knew nothing about the raid and had not noticed anything unusual. One neighbor said a family with at least one child lived in the house. "They're very nice people, very friendly," he said.

The home and yard are well-kept, with pumpkins decorating the front porch, garbage cans and recycling set at the curb and a vehicle parked in the driveway.

Arthur Street NE is a quiet, three-block residential street in Fridley's southeast corner. and border its north end. On Wednesday morning there were no sounds except the distant rumble of traffic on I-694 and falling leaves hitting the pavement.

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