ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Several people in Northern Virginia reported seeing police raids on Wednesday. We talked to Lindsay Godwin with the Washington Field Office of the FBI, who confirms there were a series of raids and arrests Wednesday focused, in general, on gangs and drugs.
Godwin says people were arrested in Alexandria, Bealton, Fairfax, Manassas, Stafford, and Warrenton. She also says agents made one arrest in Washington, DC.
The number of people arrested was not immediately released. Godwin says that all the people who were arrested will have preliminary appearances in federal court in Alexandria on Wednesday afternoon.
We expect more information from The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia after the court appearances.