Suspected Arms Trafficker Arrested in Crown Heights Raid

Heavily armed agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, along with other law enforcement agencies raided a house on Brooklyn Avenue in Crown Heights as part of an ongoing firearms trafficking investigation.

At around 3:15pm heavily armed agents with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, supported by the New York City Sheriff and other law enforcement agencies broke into a house on Brooklyn Avenue near Empire Boulevard, and taking all the residents into custody.

ATF sources said that the raid was carried out by the ATF and NYPD Joint Firearms Task Force, and that one subjects was taken into custody. He will be charged by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. The subjects name and the nature of the charges have not been released at this time.

Witnesses said that all the residents of 430 Brooklyn Avenue were taken into custody.

As many as a dozen unmarked vehicles flooded the area and agents armed with rifles were seen running. As quickly as they all appeared the scene quieted down. is still waiting for comment from the DA’s office.


    • 4. Gershon Shapiro wrote:

      Perfect hiding place who would think to look in the middle of a heavily Jewish & religious neighborhood. Well they guessed & gambled wrong

    • 5. Sara wrote:

      Kan tziva Hashem es habrocha! It’s a wonderful neighborhood with wonderful residents: caring, warm, & interested in growing

  • 7. to # 1 wrote:

    are you a blockbuster?
    what kind of foolish question is that
    it happens all over
    and anywhere
    just keep safe
    crown heights is Eretz Yisroel in the diaspora
    “kan tzivah hashem es haberacha” as our dear holy Rebbe proclaimed
    i’m sure and hopeful you get the message!

  • 8. 49 Yr in the hood wrote:

    Brocha Is only With the hay at the end
    Which Stands for hashem
    With out hashem – with out the hay
    You have BRACH like
    Oie Ah brach

    • 13. AK? wrote:

      In America it’s a busha to have Russian platform, so you won’t see police with AKs. Those in pictures are AR-15s.

  • 17. police should look like police wrote:

    The officers should always be required to be in uniform.
    Having them run down the street with automatic weapons could scare someone or cause them to be shot by someone thinking they are terrorists, etc.

    Why do the police think it is better to go in clothes than makes them look like gang members?

    • 18. Guns in NYC?! wrote:

      Who would shoot them? There are almost no legal guns being carried in NYC. You may try wasting time and money to have one in your residence.

    • 19. Michael wrote:

      They aren’t police. They’re special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Basically like FBI, DEA, or Secret Service but tasked with different responsibilities.

  • 21. shlomo wrote:

    Heavily armed agents??? one blond with the carbine?
    it some new English? Is it no israeli in redactions?


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