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Feds raid local home for guns

'It shocked me half to death. I felt like I was in another country'

Joan Maricola talks to media representatives on her porch. Gus Steeves. (click for larger version)
March 23, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE — An alphabet soup of federal agencies raided an Elm Street home early Wednesday morning, taking dozens of weapons and weapon parts, but without arresting anyone.

Exact details of why the FBI, Homeland Security, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Defense Criminal Investigation Service, U.S. Postal Inspectors and others targeted the home of David and Joan Maricola, 174 Elm St., are unclear at present because the details are "under court seal," according to ATF spokesman Ross Feinstein.

"This is an ongoing investigation," he said. "I can't offer you anything more at this time."

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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