The FBI raided Jake Paul's home as part of an investigation into a mall "riot"

The FBI raided the home of YouTube star Jake Paul in California this morning, according to TMZ and CBSLA. The agents removed several items that looked like firearms from Paul's home, ABC7 reported. The office is investigating "allegations of criminal acts" surrounding an accident in an Arizona shopping center in May, a spokesperson for the FBI's Phoenix office told The Verge.

A second site was also raided, in Las Vegas, Nevada, today in connection with the investigation. TMZ says the house is owned by Armand Izadi, Paul's friend who was also involved in the incident at the mall.

Police in Scottsdale, Arizona previously described the incident in the mall as a "riot". The FBI appears to have taken over the investigation into the events at Scottsdale Fashion Square Center. Scottsdale police charged Jack Ball with misdemeanor charges in June for his alleged involvement. Misdemeanor charges have also been brought against Armand Ezadi - as well as the third person, Andrew Lyons.

The misdemeanor charges have now been dismissed, local police told The Verge. The Police Department says it is now coordinating with the FBI "to ensure that justice is served." She said charges are dropped until "a federal criminal investigation can be completed."

An FBI spokesman confirmed that "federal search warrants" were executed in California and Las Vegas in connection with the investigation this morning. A spokesman for the FBI in Los Angeles declined to comment on the evidence sought or recovered in the California raid, saying the memo had remained hidden. The spokesman also refused to specify when the seal would be lifted. A Los Angeles spokesman said no person has been arrested or planned.

Paul's home is also the home base of Team 10, Paul's YouTube collective, the other members often live and work from home. Paul has yet to comment on the research. The Verge sent an email to Paul's registered business address requesting a comment, but the message bounced back with an error saying the address could not be found or the mail received.

Paul's lawyer, Richard Schoenefeld, told TMZ that we are still collecting information and will cooperate with the investigation. Schoenefeld said Paul was not home at the time of the search.

Paul was recently criticized by the mayor of Calabasas, California, where he lives, for throwing a big party during the pandemic. The mayor said Calabasas will start charging fines for not wearing a mask while near other people outside the home.

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