The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US says it seized guns during a raid on the home of Jake Paul, a YouTube star.

According to BBC, a representative of the FBI, who broke the news in a statement, said the raid was carried out at Paul’s home in Calabasas, California.

The official, however, did not disclose what informed the move, which took place while the 23-year-old internet personality was not at home.

But the statement linked the raid to an ongoing investigation.

“The FBI is executing a federal search warrant at a residence in Calabasas in connection with an ongoing investigation,” the statement read.

“The affidavit in support of the search warrant has been sealed by a judge and I am, therefore, prohibited from commenting as to the nature of the investigation. No arrests are planned.”

Aerial footage of the raid showed the FBI team collecting weapons including a rifle close to a hot tub in the garden at Paul’s home.

The investigators are yet to reveal how many guns were seized during the exercise as of the time this was report filed.

The raid further stretches what has been a tumultuous period for the YouTube sensation who recently drew the ire of authorities for holding a birthday party at his Calabasas home in violation of COVID-19 guidelines.

He is also facing charges bordering on alleged looting in Scottsdale, Arizona, during a protest at a shopping centre amid demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd, a black American by a white cop.

The US police had arrested him in June in connection with the protest — it described as a riot — and consequently charged him with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly.

During a chat with the media, however, Paul claimed he was only at the scene of the incident to meet protesters.



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