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Deputies raid private training facility in Southwest Florida, seize all property

Posted at 11:20 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 07:08:01-04

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. - Multiple law enforcement agencies helped raid a private military-style training facility outside Immokalee Wednesday. 

The Hendry County Sheriff's Office said it received an order to seize all property and remove any people from Altair Training Solutions, a large training facility run by a former U.S. Army Captain.

The training facility opened in 2012 on 1150 acres in rural southern Hendry County at the former site of the Hendry Correctional Institute.

The seizure was enacted by the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Collier County Sheriff's Office, Southwest Florida Regional Bomb Squad, the Florida Wildlife Commission, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Homeland Security Investigations.

Seventy-three law enforcement officers raided the property, according to the Hendry County Sheriff's Office. 

ATF seized multiple firearms from the site, and a small amount of explosive military equipment was seized by the bomb squad.

No arrests were made. 

The property had been foreclosed on and sold at auction May 30.