MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police took three men into custody and seized tear gas canisters, grenades and ammunition Wednesday from a house just blocks from where a stolen FBI SWAT van was set on fire.
The FBI said the three men and two others already under arrest for an unrelated theft were being questioned Wednesday.
"They may have some information," FBI agent Ed Young said. "I think the guys are in hiding. The weapons are hidden, and they're trying to get rid of them."
A woman who lives at the house in North Memphis, Kim Smith, said a housemate was taken into custody by authorities, but she declined to give his name.
The streets around the house were blocked off, preventing reporters from following police when they left. A second house a quarter-mile away also was searched, but police could not be seen confiscating anything and no one else was taken away.