Local Couple Raided by FBI in Search Connected to Jan. 6 Insurrection

A Homer couple say their home and business was raided by the FBI on Wednesday morning. An agency spokesperson confirmed that agents visited Paul and Marilyn Heuper at Homer Inn and Spa, though described it as “a court-authorized law-enforcement activity,” and not a raid.

    On Wednesday evening Marilyn Heuper posted on Facebook that a dozen armed agents “broke into” her home business on Ocean Drive Loop and handcuffed her and her husband. She said after they searched their house the agents seized their phones and laptops.

    In the post, Heuper claimed the FBI was seeking “Nancy Pelosi’s laptop,” which was stolen from the U.S. Capital on Jan. 6 when insurrectionists connected with President Trump stormed the building.

    FBI Public Affairs Officer Chloe Martin in Anchorage would not confirm the search was connected with the Jan. 6 riots.

    The FBI has been seeking hundreds of rioters who attacked Congress, and has posted thousands of photographs of suspects. Marilyn Heuper reposted one of them on Facebook, saying the FBI thought the woman in the picture was her.

    The couple appeared on the TBC Broadcasting show “On Top of the World” this (Thursday) afternoon. Paul Heuper said the FBI showed him pictures of himself in D.C. on Jan. 6, but when they showed him the woman in question, he said that while it looked like his wife, it wasn’t her. 

    The Heupers were in Washington D.C. on January 6, but according to Paul, he says they only attended a peaceful protest. He denied having entered the Capitol.

    Paul Heuper said the raid on their home lasted three or four hours and he was not shown the warrant until it was over. He said two houseguests were also handcuffed.

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