Monday, January 10, 2011

From Roll Call

Loughner Family Blocks FBI Agents From Home

The family of Jared Loughner barricaded themselves inside their Tucson home Monday and refused to allow FBI agents inside to continue an investigation into a deadly Saturday shooting, the Arizona Republic reported.

Loughner, 22, was taken into custody Saturday after an attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) that left the lawmaker severely injured and six others dead.

FBI agents attempted to gain access to the house at 12:25 p.m. Mountain time only to discover the family had erected a plywood barricade blocking access to the front porch. The family refused access to the agents, who banged on the barricade, yelling, “This is the FBI. Let us in,” according to the newspaper.

It is unclear why the family would try to block access to the house, which law enforcement officials searched over the weekend.

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