Heavily armed FBI agents arrived at YouTube star Jake Paul's home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where authorities confiscated several firearms.
Aerial footage of the ABC7-recorded robbery showed police officers walking out of the $ 6.9 million Calabasas mansion with multiple guns before loading them onto police vehicles as obvious evidence.
Several FBI units in tactical gear had arrived at the influencer's mansion on the 23500 block of Parksouth Street this morning after executing a search warrant, TMZ reported.
During the operation, at least 20 federal agents were seen on a procession of military vehicles, including an armored truck. Several U.S. government tagged cars were also discovered nearby.
Authorities refused to comment on the nature of the raid, as the warrant was sealed by a judge, but said they had no plans to make arrests during the search. It is not known if Paul was home at the time of the robbery.
Sources told the LA Times that a SWAT team was deployed to gain entry to the viral star's home. The heavily armed units are usually deployed in what are considered to be risky situations, e.g. B. in properties in which weapons are present.
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On Wednesday, police officers were seen walking out of Jake Paul's Calabasas mansion with multiple guns in hand
Authorities were seen loading the guns on the back of a police vehicle as obvious evidence
Jake Paul's Calabasas home was raided by FBI agents early Wednesday morning. Above you can see two agents in tactical equipment during the operation at the gates of the villa
Several federal agents in tactical gear arrived in armored vehicles after issuing a search warrant to the YouTube star
At least 20 federal agents hanging on military trucks were seen on the 23500 block of Parksouth Street during the mysterious operation
The FBI refused to comment on the nature of the search because the warrant was sealed by a judge. Pictured: FBI units cling to government vehicles as they exit Paul's property
The raid is said to have lasted an hour and a half. It is not known what was confiscated from the house
23-year-old Jake Paul rose to fame along with his 25-year-old brother Logan Paul on the now-defunct video app Vine before moving to YouTube, where he uploads reckless and adventurous videos
Agents were reported to have searched the 15,000-square-foot home for about an hour and a half, but details of what was confiscated were not released.
"The FBI is executing a federal search warrant in connection with an ongoing investigation into a Calabasas residence," the bureau told ABC7.
"The affidavit in support of the search warrant is sealed and we are prohibited from commenting on the nature of the investigation."
DailyMail.com has asked Paul's rep for a comment.
23-year-old Paul, who along with his 25-year-old brother Logan Paul became famous in the now-defunct video app Vine before moving to YouTube, has been embroiled in a number of controversies and violations of the law in recent years.
In June, Paul was charged with two offenses – felony and wrongful gathering – after footage of him appeared in an Arizona mall while it was being ransacked.
Police issued an official statement to the public giving them "hundreds of tips" claiming Paul was "a participant in the riot".
Paul later tried to distance himself from the situation by stating that he was in no way involved in any looting or vandalism.
The FBI said no arrests were planned on Wednesday's search, but it was unclear why the operation would require heavily armed units
Paul was nowhere to be seen during the FBI raid on Wednesday
After the mysterious operation, several military vehicles were seen leaving the mansion
When Paul was 20 years old in 2017, he bought the 15,000-square-foot mansion in Calabasas for a whopping $ 6.925 million
Paul moved to the neighborhood in 2017 after his previous Beverly Grove home was the subject of noise complaints
The influencer also drew backlash last month for openly violating social distancing guidelines when COVID-19 cases surfaced in California by throwing a massive party at the mansion.
Calabasas mayor Alicia Weintraub expressed "outrage" at the "outrageous gathering" where dozens of people drank and danced without masks.
Paul later announced to Insider last week that he would continue to do what he wants.
Shortly after the party, videos surfaced on social media showing the night owls not showing any concern about social distancing or wearing protective masks.
People could be seen drinking, playing beer pong, and swinging from a backhoe loader at the gathering.
The night owls were close together both inside and outside, with no mask in sight.
What pandemic? The 23-year-old faced a backlash after throwing a wild party at his villa in Calabasas on July 14
Party time! A man who appears to be Paul can be seen in this video in which a crowd surrounds a table with red solo cups and drinks
Calabasas Mayor Alicia Weintraub was outraged after learning about the party, saying she was reviewing "all options" for punishment for Paul.
Paul told Insider that he spoke to the mayor and said "everything is cool," although he did not elaborate on what she said.
The mayor meanwhile said she hadn't spoken to Paul at all and only a representative of the YouTubers. She said potential fines would cause problems in the future and the sheriff's department would intervene.
But Paul didn't say this would put an end to his savage beating and insisted that he didn't understand how to act.
“I don't know what to make of it, to be honest. I don't think anyone really does, ”he said. “Nobody has answers, our leadership fails us and everyone just doesn't know what to do.
"But personally, I'm not the type to sit around and not live my life," he added.
Paul's party on July 16 was held despite California Governor Gavin Newsom's desperate request that people beware of the virus.