On Wednesday morning, the FBI raided Jake Paul’s Calabasas home, seizing multiple firearms. The seized weapons were connected to a riot at an Arizona shopping mall, according to the bureau.
“The FBI is investigating allegations of criminal acts surrounding the incident at Scottsdale Fashion Square in May 2020,” the bureau said in a statement, adding that a search warrant was also executed in Las Vegas but no arrests were immediately planned. No other details were disclosed. Also Read– Rapper FBG Duck killed in shooting in Chicago
AIR7 HD was over the scene as multiple firearms that were scattered across the Calabasas property, including a long gun propped up against a hot tub in the backyard, were confiscated by authorities.
In early June, misdemeanor charges were filed against Paul following a riot at the mall outside Phoenix. Paul said he was merely trying to find people protesting against the death of George Floyd.
Jake Paul charged with criminal trespass
Jake Paul was charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly, according to the Scottsdale Police Department. Paul was identified as a participant in the Arizona riot.
Paul denied looting and said he wanted to “share our experience and bring more attention to the anger felt in every neighborhood we traveled through.”
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In a news release Wednesday, Scottsdale police said those local charges had been dismissed.
“It has been decided that in the cases charging Jake Paul, Arman Izadi and Andrew Leon it is in the best interest of the community to dismiss misdemeanor charges without prejudice so that a federal criminal investigation can be completed,” the police statement said, referring to Paul and two others who had been charged in the case.