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FBI raids home in Sheriff Joe death threat

(OREGONLIVE) — Federal agents seized computers from a Northeast Portland man’s house this week as part of in investigation into his alleged threats against controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

FBI agents searched the house of Clifton Dawayne Brooks in the 6500 block of Northeast Prescott Street at 6 a.m. Monday.

According to an affidavit in support of a search warrant for the house, agents conducted the Portland raid after Brooks allegedly threatened Arpaio on the now-defunct website targetingcops.com last month.

Sheriff’s officials said at one point during the raid, officials cleared the area when they found what appeared to be a bomb in the home; it was later found to be a prop. At least eight people were living in the home during the raid.