The following story as provided to The Last Bastille Blog is from an eyewitness. Please keep in mind that this story is still developing and any updates to it will be posted here on the blog.
On Saturday, January 26th of 2013, the Maricopa County Sheriff‘s SWAT Team raided a private home in Aguila, AZ (which is 85 miles northwest of Phoenix). They arrived at the suspect’s home, but he wasn’t there. What the sheriff’s office wanted him for is unconfirmed at this time.
Two armored SWAT vans with gun turrets aimed at the house (so as to provide cover for the entry team) were on the scene. Three SUV’s were on site as well. More than a dozen officers were all kitted up in body armor and also appear to be carrying semi-automatic rifles.
When the SWAT team knocked on the door and asked if anyone was home, the suspect’s elderly grandmother told the officers that she was home alone. The SWAT team then proceeded to enter, although they didn’t break down the front door.
Next, the SWAT team can be seen here taking the wheelchair bound grandmother (despite her yelling protests) out of her home into the drizzling rain, without any sort of jacket or rain protection whatsoever. Even though an ambulance was on site, SWAT officers instead took her to a SUV. After they removed her from her own home, the SWAT team cleared the house, yet no gunfire resulted.
The photographer was noticed by SWAT officers, who then ordered him to go back inside his own home.
Again, I will reiterate that any more information beyond what is mentioned here is, at this point, elusive and fairly sketchy, but an investigation is currently underway so as to determine what exactly occurred here.
Apparently, with this show of force, you have the choice to either submit (and be arrested) or die.