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Federal Investigation Alarms Commuters Thursday

Cobb police partnered with an unidentified federal agency.

A federal agency's investigation alarmed some Smyrna-Vinings commuters Thursday evening.

Smyrna-Vinings Patch recieved reports from Twitter followers of helicopters hovering over a Vinings apartment complex near the intersection of U.S. 41 and Cumberland Boulevard.

Cobb County Police Department's Public Information Officer Mike Bowman said that the department was assisting an unidentified federal agency with an investigation at the complex. He said the investigation was confined to the rear of the complex and that no residents were in eminent danger. The invesigation did not impact traffic.

Inside-Out August 30, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Oh, let me be the first. I bet they were looking for Max as he was attempting to annex more residents into Baconville. Or maybe he was attemting to take over a new bank, or better yet he was blocking new buinesses at the city limits from coming into the city. Heck he may have even been buying up more run down, drug infested properties. There won't be any updates as he has warned all of his crew not to say anything on Patch.
Tom Russo August 31, 2012 at 04:14 AM
If that was the case, probably ATF. I am a resident of that complex and we have it on very good authority that the person who was the subject of this "investigation" had previous run-ins with the law (one as recent as Tuesday) and that he also was in possession, in his apartment in this complex, of a large cache of weapons.
Balcom August 31, 2012 at 11:06 AM
I heard it was a meeting of the "We hate Smyrna and Max Bacon" group having their weekly "boohoo" get together. Maybe they should move their meeting to a "boohoo" friendly city like Decatur or Roswell, or better yet, just move!
Bryan Smith August 31, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Since Bacon has become the latest trend in Hate Crimes in this country, he is simply being investigated because of his name. Seems some Muslim cried "Foul"
Matt Sicignano August 31, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I saw some strange lights in the sky, then heard a crash-saw some men in black suits run out with a bundled up package..don't remember anything after that.
Jimmy C September 01, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Extremely odd that this incident has been hidden from the media and public view. As a resident of the apartment complex in question, I witnessed about 20 police, state trooper, fire trucks, emergency vehicled, SWAT team with rifles, dogs, and the armored bomb detection vehicle. The resources were onsite for at least 6-8 hours and had helicopters flying overhead. How does this not make the news! The apartment office will not divulge any information regarding the incident. This could only involve guns, hostages, a suicide attempt, or all of the above. So much for freedom of the press! (by the way....who is Bacon and what is all this gibberish regarding him?)

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