Jake Paul’s home has reportedly been searched by the FBI under a sealed federal warrant, with agents appearing to seize several weapons and firearms during the raid.
It has since come to light that the firearms were connected to Paul's involvement in a June 5 Arizona shopping mall riot, according to ABC7. Furthermore, the Scottsdale Police have dismissed charges against Paul, allowing for a federal investigation to come through.
Footage of the FBI raid shows officers walking out of the Team 10 mansion with a slew of guns. According to reports by TMZ, Paul's home was filled with a "small militia's" worth of weapons. While no reports of any items being seized were released beforehand, it seems that Paul's arsenal has been confiscated.
Jake Paul’s home loaded with weapons, according to video from ABC7. Several firearms were seized during the FBI raid on Jake’s mansion this morning. A small militia was at Jake’s home, according to TMZ. What are your thoughts? pic.twitter.com/cDhBdcTocW
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) August 5, 2020
TMZ also reported that the famous Vegas Graffiti Mansion, owned by Paul's good friend Armani Izadi, was also searched by federal agents, who also took someone in custody. Paul and Izadi were seen together as recently as early July, according to the news outlet.
Popular YouTuber Jake Paul’s home in Calabasas was raided by the FBI in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, August 5, according to TMZ who snapped images and a video of the officers outside, but the reasons why are yet to be revealed.
The search is allegedly part of an ongoing investigation, and agents are seeking evidence in an existing case, but representatives for the FBI Los Angeles division have confirmed that the warrant affidavit is sealed, meaning that they cannot comment on the investigation. They do not plan on making any arrests.
TMZ's video shows a heavily armored vehicle leaving Jake's pad, with roughly 20 people executing the search.
Paul is known for his extreme stunts and controversial actions, but more recently he held a huge party at his $10 million Team 10 mansion in spite of social-distancing recommendations.
The party, which was featured in the music video for his latest single "Fresh Outta London" was attended by several famous TikTok and YouTube stars and was condemned by the Mayor of Calabasas.
In June, Paul was charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly following his presence at riots in Scottsdale, Arizona, although the YouTuber later denied any involvement in the looting.
The 23-year-old and Team 10 founder has more than 20 million subscribers on YouTube, and 13 million Instagram followers.
Dexerto will update this story as it develops.