Federal agents have launched investigations in several New Hampshire communities Tuesday evening.
A spokesperson with the Department of Homeland Security confirms agents were conducting an ongoing criminal investigation in Exeter, Plaistow, Salem and Londonderry, as well as in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Police in Exeter are assisting with the investigation in that community, the spokesperson added.
The Union Leader reports that agents were in the area of Portsmouth Avenue in Exeter and Main Street in Plaistow.
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Neighbors tell NBC Boston they saw several police vehicles arrive around 4 p.m., and most were in unmarked cars.
Although the Homeland Security spokesperson did not elaborate on the nature of the investigation, the spokesperson said it was not related to immigration and there was no threat to the public.
No other details were immediately available.