ATF agents raid Blue Ash gun shop

ATF agents raid Blue Ash gun shop
Published: Feb. 17, 2022 at 11:29 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 17, 2022 at 11:53 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided a Blue Ash gun business Thursday.

Agents with ATF and the Department of Homeland Security converged on Opticzoom and Liminsport Gun Shop on Creek Road near Interstate 71 shortly after 10 a.m.

“I can confirm that ATF is conducting a search warrant in Blue Ash. That is really all I can share at this point,” said agency spokeswoman Suzanne Dabkowski.

Kaleb Greer, a paramedic who owns United Ambulance in the same parking lot, said he saw federal agents enter the building with ballistic shields and rifles.

“The first thing we saw was a few officers with ballistics shields and rifles moving along the side of the building a lot of vehicles,” Greer described. “A lot of vehicles and trailers pulling in all at the same time.”

ATF officers loaded racks and boxes of guns into the black trailer.

“From my understanding, the business doesn’t have a lot of walk-in traffic,” Greer said. “It’s more of like a gun show sales type of business. They then started to open that and started laying out the evidence tags. You couldn’t really see what was in it.”

ATF officials could not confirm the reason for the federal warrant.

The owner of Opticzoom and Liminsport Gun Shop told FOX19 NOW they had “no comment” when contacted Thursday. The owner referred FOX19 NOW to their lawyer, who also had “no comment.”

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