Federal authorities raided a home in northeast Madison County on Thursday but so far have been tight lipped as to why they were there or who or what they were looking for.  Residents of nearby Livingston were buzzing much of yesterday afternoon in the town and on social media as armored vehicles, police vehicles, and a Customs and Border Protection helicopter were used in the operation that staged in town.

According to broadcast reports, the Department of Homeland Security, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and even the Alton Police tactical vehicle were on hand for the operation at a home near the intersection of Silver Creek and Mriscin Roads, which is between Livingston, Alhambra and New Douglas.   Members of law enforcement on the scene did not comment to members of the media and the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Southern Illinois also would not comment on the incident. 


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