IRVINE (CBSLA) – A man was arrested in an FBI raid on an Irvine home Wednesday morning.
The raid took place a little before 6 a.m. in the 5300 block of Royale Avenue, near Irvine Valley College and the Oak Creek Golf Club.
Agents were seen taking a resident of the home, identified as 24-year-old Jason Fong, into custody. Federal officials said Irvine police arrested Fong on weapons charges.
For hours FBI agents could be seen in Fong’s garage cataloging long white boxes wrapped in evidence tape with illustrations of guns on them and boxes labeled ammunition.
Fong’s mother told CBS2 her son served six years in the Marine Corps and was a legal gun owner.
“He maybe sometimes has (sic) a temper,” Fong’s mother said. “But he never threatening people’s lives, never.”
She said the SWAT team broke down the door of the home, splintering the wood in a number of places.
“I think this is kind of fascist,” she added. “The government can do this just because people have guns, whatever.”
“They probably suspect he is something else,” she said. “I’m not really involved in his social life, but he’s a good kid.”
Fong’s mother said she believes her son has been framed by someone who does not like him.