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Published: Tuesday, 9/20/2011 - Updated: 2 years ago

Suspected terrorist activity leads to raids at several IHOP restaurants

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Law enforcement officials remove boxes from the IHOP restaurant on Airport Highway in Holland on Tuesday morning. Law enforcement officials remove boxes from the IHOP restaurant on Airport Highway in Holland on Tuesday morning.
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Federal and local authorities are raiding several IHOP Restaurants in Toledo Tuesday morning, reportedly for suspected terrorist activity.

The FBI is the lead agency and is being assisted by Homeland Security and Toledo Police. Agents were hauling away boxes of documents by the truck-load.

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There are a number of raids happening across the country. Three local locations — one on Talmadge Road near Sylvania Avenue, one on Airport Highway, and another on Fremont Pike in Wood County — were being raided Tuesday morning.

At the Talmadge Road location, investigators were taking white office-style boxes from the restaurant and placing them into an unmarked black SUV.

At the Fremont Pike location, a Perrysburg Township police officer was guarding similar style boxes that were stacked up along a curb in front of that restaurant.

A Lucas County sheriff's deputy turns a customer away from the IHOP restaurant on Airport. A Lucas County sheriff's deputy turns a customer away from the IHOP restaurant on Airport.
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Locations across the area were closed to customers.

This is a developing story. Details will be published as they become available.



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