Federal, state law enforcement make stops at several mid-state locations

Posted at 5:30 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 18:30:28-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Federal and state law enforcement agencies made stops at several Middle Tennessee businesses and locations Wednesday.

Several viewers called in to NewsChannel 5 to report a possible ICE raid or investigation at a Hendersonville restaurant Wednesday morning. However, the U.S. District attorney's office clarified saying it was "related to employees of businesses who may have witnessed criminal activity."

The sign below was placed on the door of the Bonfire Mongolian Grill.

David Boling with the US District Attorney's Office released the following statement:

“The increased presence of local, state, and federal law enforcement at several locations in the Middle Tennessee area today represent actions related to employees of businesses who may have witnessed criminal activity. The purpose of these actions is not to file criminal charges or initiate removal proceedings against these individuals. We are unable to comment further at this time.”