FBI, police keep mum on incident

A large police presence was seen in the 400 block of South Sycamore Street on Tuesday, but authorities aren't saying why.

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May 12, 2021 - 9:49 AM

Law enforcement gather in the 400 block of South Sycamore on Tuesday. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Law enforcement officials remain tight-lipped following activity Tuesday in Iola’s 400 block of South Sycamore Street that included the presence of agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Several neighbors reported loud bangs as officers surrounded the neighborhood at around noon Tuesday.

Janet Patton, FBI public affairs officer in Kansas City, declined to elaborate on what prompted the activity.

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