The one-point two million dollar home onAlbans has become a tourist attraction for curious neighbors.
It's been very exciting. It's beenvery exciting. Everyone's been all about it all day. Since 9:00. Said DeborahStarrett.
After all it's not every day dozens of lawenforcement officers including FBI agents don hazmat suits and raid a home inRice Village. Just after this raid began they moved in on a milliondollar-plus house on Fall River Road in the Memorial area. They were alsosearching a condo in Bryan. All of the properties come back to Houston artexpert Cecily Horton and Andrew Schneck..We stopped by Horton's business,MKG Art Management. Staff there said she had not been in all day. Back in the neighborhoods facts were scarce, but rumors were plentiful..
"I've heard a little bit here.. alittle bit.. been kind of putting the pieces together. I've heard somekind of bomb parts and maybe a chemical agent." Said Brad Fleming
I don't really know.. There's a lotof men in hazmat suits. some kind of chemical possibly according to some localpolice officers." Said Chris Pancheri.
Neighbors say their son.. also named Andrew Schneck, a student at A&M wasthe real reason for the raids. They say he's been to some websites that arousedsuspicion. True? Maybe. Maybe not. The FBI couldn't say and by couldn't I meanlegally couldn't...
"Because the documents are sealedin this case by a court order we are prohibited from commenting on the natureof the investigation and this particular operation. But I'm here to all ay anyconcerns and provide safety information to the public." Said Special AgentShauna Dunlap.
Dunlap says there were no shelter in place orders or evacuation orders ineffect.. But the operation took over seven hours because the houses were solarge.. and the potential risk so great.. Did they find anything? We don'tknow.. By later afternoon the raids were over, but a lot of questionsremained..