Shots fired at FBI agents on Milwaukee's north side

They were executing a search warrant

MILWAUKEE -- An investigation into gang activity turned violent on Wednesday on Milwaukee's north side.

A spokesman for the FBI confirms a SWAT team attempted to serve a search warrant for narcotics and firearms at a home in thr 5700 block of N. 42nd Street. Upon arrival, agents reported multiple shots fired at them, but blocked by bullet shields.

Officials said the agents did not return fire, but did take the suspects into custody. They also said that there is no danger to the public.

Officials with the FBI added that the referenced search warrant was in support of a Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Gang Task Force investigation. The task force’s mission is focused on gang and violent incident crimes, and consists of personnel from the FBI and Milwaukee Police Department. As a result, personnel from both agencies responded to the scene.

It is unknown why the residence was being searched in the first place.

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