FBI Conducts Search of Columbia Home
The agents, with the help of the Columbia police department, removed boxes of personal property, including documents and a computer. Hamoodi is a native of Iraq and has spoken out in the past against the war.
Witnesses were confused and didn't know what to think.
"We pulled in seen a bunch of cops, FBI, going in this house," said Damond Jackson, a witness. "They was parked on both sides of the road, I didn't know what was going on."
The Columbia police officer on the scene would not comment, saying he was not in charge.
KOMU reporters attempted to ask the FBI agents what was happening, but received little explanation.
One agent said, "We have no comment at this time."
"You're going to have to call somebody else, probably Kansas City," said another.
KOMU reporters also tried to talk to one of the home's residents, but nobody came to the front door. No one from the FBI offices in Kansas City and Jefferson City returned phone calls. Neighbors had only good things to say about the family, leaving some of them wondering why the search happened.