Pa. Family Suing FBI for Raid

By Allan Lengel

A suburban Pittsburgh family says sorry, sorry ain’t enough.

The family said it’s suing the FBI for more than $50,000 in damages after agents and police officers in March mistakenly entered their Bellevue, Pa., home, guns drawn, looking for a suspect who moved out two years before and was not related to them, station WTAE reported.

Denise Adams, a grandmother, said she fell to the floor when agents entered her home, the station reported.

“They had all these red dots everywhere … on the floor, on my face, on my chest. I was scared I was going to get shot,” she said, according to the station.

Granddaughter Byra Adams, who was home at the time, said she worried how her brother, who is mentally challenged, would react.

“He was in the basement and they were going down there to get him and I didn’t know if he was going to react,” she said.

The grandfather Gary Adams said no one apologized for the mistake or offered to pay for damages to the home, the station reported.

“Sorry is not going to get it. I’m just truly glad I didn’t have a weapon because they never identified themselves to me,” he said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI declined comment, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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