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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

News Release

Field Division: 

For Immediate Release

Monday, June 12, 2017
Contact: Jason Chudy

ATF Special Agents, Special Response Team, Execute Joint Agency Search Warrant in Federal Way

Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Seattle Field Division and the ATF Special Response Team executed a search warrant in Federal Way June 12.

Assisting with the warrant were members of the Seattle Police Department SWAT team; Washington Department of Corrections, Federal Way Police Department, and the Valley Narcotics Enforcement Team, which is comprised of Drug Enforcement Administration special agents and detectives from various cities south of Seattle.

The Special Response Team, known as the SRT, conducts high-risk enforcement operations, including search and arrest warrants. ATF has five SRTs based around the United States, deploying to the 25 field divisions as needed.

Seattle is ATF’s largest field division by geographic area, with over 950,000 square miles of territory, covering Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

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Field Division: Seattle Field Division