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50 boxes of files were removed from an IHOP in Toledo and "dozens" of each other. Elk Two houses and two storage units were also searched, according to WTOL. Although most agents descended on the scene with pursed lips to execute a search warrant and sealed, the FBI said agents 14 News of the scene were from Evansville, Cleveland, Ohio, branch, but the IHOP raid all owned by "Tarek Elkafrawi, locally known as Elk Terry." Moose has seven IHOP, one in Evansville, Indiana, two in Toledo, Ohio, and four in Ohio, one in Holland, Lima, Findlay and Perrysburg.
UPDATE: False alarm?
Patrick Lenow, director of corporate communications for DineEquity, parent company of IHOP and Applebee’s, said the company and franchise owner Terry Elks are cooperating.
“We have been told by authorities it does not involve terrorism,” he said.
So, maybe this is just an immigration raid?
UPDATE: Not so fast, maybe it wasn't the franchise owner who was being targeted. Maybe it was one of his managers ....
And since the raids were conducted in both Ohio and Indiana, then I'd guess it was the Area Manager who was the target. His name is Maazen Kadir.
And this update to the post linked above at WTOL says that Kadir's storage units were also raided.