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FBI conducts 'Action in La Crosse'

4330 Verchota St. 4330 Verchota St.

LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—An FBI agent in Chicago tells News 19 that agents had an 'action in La Crosse' Thursday morning.

Special Agent Joan Hyde did not provide additional comment on what occurred.

Leonard C. Peace, Public Affairs Specialist, FBI in Milwaukee, said Milwaukee agents assisted in the search on Thursday. But, the investigation is being handled by the Chicago office.

Tom Kromke lives a block away from where he saw some action this morning.

Around 6:00 a.m. he woke up when he heard a few loud bangs he thought were gun shots.

He looked out the window and didn't see anything so he went back to bed.

Around 9:00 he and his wife walked around the block, like the usually do, and he saw black SUVs parked on Verchota Street.

People walking around the home, at 4330 Verchota Street, wearing jackets that had FBI written on the back.

"They had taken a black SUV out of the garage," Kromke said. "But we noticed a safe sitting on the garage floor. They had taken the front door off of it."

He didn't know the man who lived at the home. He said the blinds were usually drawn and it didn't look like anyone was home very often.

But the SUV Kromke saw being taken out of the garage wasn't the same car he had seen at the house previously.

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