Plainfield community waits for answers after search warrants

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PLAINFIELD, Ind. (WISH) – After weeks on edge, some Plainfield neighbors hope answers come soon as to who’s been behind cyber threats.

This comes after Plainfield officers and FBI agents surrounded Avon Avenue Tuesday night. It was a scene Mark Cook witnessed.

“They had my street blocked, the alley blocked, Avon Avenue was blocked,” Cook said. “FBI with SWAT was walking around the house with M-16’s.”

Cameras and bystanders watched as officers took things out of the home. “It was kind of scary for awhile,” Cook said.

Officers said they were executing search warrants related to ongoing cyber threats. This began in mid-December.

Someone used social media to target areas schools and shopping centers. Officers haven’t said how anyone in the home is connected.

However, neighbors said a high school student was questioned by investigators.

“It would be a shock to know that somebody you think’s alright, and stuff,” next door neighbor Ivan Bush said. “You never what people think or what goes through their mind.”

“To be that close to somebody that would make those kind of threats is a little scary,” Cook said.

Despite what happened Tuesday night, officers are not taking any chances at area schools. They are going to keep an increased presence for the foreseeable future.

As for backpacks, they’re still telling kids to keep them at home.

24-Hour News 8 tried to speak with the people inside the house connected to Tuesday’s warrants, but no one answered the door.

Officers stopped by the home Wednesday, but remained quiet. A silence neighbors would like to see end.

“Just wait and see where everything goes,” Bush said.”They said they haven’t made any arrests, and they’re just questioning him right now. So I don’t know exactly what that means, but I’d like to know something,” Cook said.

The FBI is now leading the investigation. Like Plainfield officers, FBI agents had no comment following the home search.

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