UPDATE: ICE officers in Idaho Falls were looking for specific person
IDAHO FALLS — A least two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were in Idaho Falls and Ammon on Thursday and Friday searching for at least one individual.
On Friday, EastIdahoNews.com was inundated by phone calls, text messages and social media alerts reporting a massive ICE raid on illegal immigrants at a variety of locations.
But local law enforcement says that is not the case, no arrests were made, and the ICE officers have now left the area.
Bonneville County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Bryan Lovell said ICE officers were looking for an specific individual near 1st Street and Ammon Road Friday morning. That individual fled on foot and sheriff’s deputies were called in to assist in the search. He was not apprehended at that time.
No details about the targeted individual have been released.
EastIdahoNews.com has reached out to ICE officials for comment and will post if they respond.
Additionally, a significant number of people contacted EastIdahoNews.com about ICE officers being at Eagle Eye Produce. An Eagle Eye manager, who did not want to be named, told EastIdahoNews.com that isn’t true and ICE officials had not been anywhere on the premises. EastIdahoNews.com has no direct evidence they were there, other than reports from witnesses.
Video sent to EastIdahoNews.com shows two ICE officers detaining two individuals alongside a road. However, Lovell said ICE officers confirmed they did not make an arrest.
This article has been updated with new information from Eagle Eye Produce.