Armored truck used by feds to make high-risk arrest in Queens raises alarm

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
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An armored truck was spotted in Queens on Wednesday as Homeland Security arrested an allegedly dangerous criminal.

A report from NY1 stated that the truck, known as a “BearCat,” was spotted on Forest Avenue near Norman Street in Ridgewood on Nov. 6.

A spokesperson for the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) confirmed that the truck was used as a part of a high-risk arrest warrant carried out by HSI’s Special Response Team.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident. At this time, HSI could not provide additional information about the suspect or the charges against them.

The spokesperson confirmed that the arrest was not a part of an immigration operation — something which local residents feared was the case, according to the NY1 report.