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Security at the biggest mall in Virginia called dispatch reporting a man with a "big assault rifle." Dozens of cops and a SWAT team evacuated the mall to search for the man and the weapon.
False secondhand report
Anti-government "Sovereign Citizens" are expanding, according to the FBI. SWAT officers in Atlanta recently surrounded a foreclosed house seized by a group who threatened violence against anybody who approached. Video: 'Sovereign' explains beliefs
"No-knock" raids have gone from 3,000 per year in the 1980s to nearly 80,000, said a professor who tracks the issue. Some say the surprise element poses an unnecessary threat to people whose residences are entered. Video: Golf club wielding man shot