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YouTube star Jake Paul’s LA home raided by FBI after big party

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Heavily-armed FBI agents have descended on Jake Paul’s Los Angeles home after serving the YouTube star with a search warrant.

At least 20 federal agents dressed in tactical gear arrived at the $6.9million Calabasas property early Wednesday morning to carry out a raid, TMZ reported. 

Video footage taken at the scene showed a number of FBI units riding in on a procession of military vehicles including an armored truck, on the 23500 block of Parksouth Street. 

Several U.S. government marked cars were also spotted in the vicinity during the mystery operation.

It is unknown what authorities were searching for or if the YouTube personality was at the property at the time of the raid. 

Sources told the LA Times a SWAT team was deployed to gain entry into the viral star’s house. 

Agents were reported to have searched the 15,000 square-foot home for about an hour and half, but details on what was seized from the property were not released. 

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Jake Paul's Calabasas home was searched by FBI agents early Wednesday morning. Above, two agents clad in tactical gear are seen at the gates of the mansion during the operation

Jake Paul's Calabasas home was searched by FBI agents early Wednesday morning. Above, two agents clad in tactical gear are seen at the gates of the mansion during the operation

Jake Paul’s Calabasas home was searched by FBI agents early Wednesday morning. Above, two agents clad in tactical gear are seen at the gates of the mansion during the operation

Several federal agents dressed in tactical gear arrived in armored vehicles after serving the YouTube star with a search warrant

Several federal agents dressed in tactical gear arrived in armored vehicles after serving the YouTube star with a search warrant

Several federal agents dressed in tactical gear arrived in armored vehicles after serving the YouTube star with a search warrant 

At least 20 federal agents hanging off military trucks were seen on the 23500 block of Parksouth Street during the mystery operation

At least 20 federal agents hanging off military trucks were seen on the 23500 block of Parksouth Street during the mystery operation

At least 20 federal agents hanging off military trucks were seen on the 23500 block of Parksouth Street during the mystery operation

The FBI refused to comment on the nature of the search since the warrant has been sealed by a judge. Pictured: FBI units cling on to government vehicles while leaving Paul's property

The FBI refused to comment on the nature of the search since the warrant has been sealed by a judge. Pictured: FBI units cling on to government vehicles while leaving Paul's property

The FBI refused to comment on the nature of the search since the warrant has been sealed by a judge. Pictured: FBI units cling on to government vehicles while leaving Paul’s property

The raid was reported to have lasted an hour and half. It is unknown what was seized from the house

The raid was reported to have lasted an hour and half. It is unknown what was seized from the house

The raid was reported to have lasted an hour and half. It is unknown what was seized from the house 

Jake Paul, 23, rose to fame alongside his brother Logan Paul, 25, on now defunct-video app Vine before transitioning to YouTube where he uploads reckless and adventurous videos

Jake Paul, 23, rose to fame alongside his brother Logan Paul, 25, on now defunct-video app Vine before transitioning to YouTube where he uploads reckless and adventurous videos

 Jake Paul, 23, rose to fame alongside his brother Logan Paul, 25, on now defunct-video app Vine before transitioning to YouTube where he uploads reckless and adventurous videos 

Authorities said they did not plan to make any arrests in Wednesday’s raid, but refused to comment on the nature of the search since the warrant has been sealed by a judge. 

‘The FBI is executing a federal search warrant at a residence in Calabasas in connection with an ongoing investigation,’ the bureau told ABC7. 

‘The affidavit in support of the search warrant is sealed and we are, therefore, prohibited from commenting as to the nature of the investigation.’  

DailyMail.com has contacted Paul’s reps for comment.  

Paul, 23, who rose to fame alongside his brother Logan Paul, 25, on now defunct-video app Vine before transitioning to YouTube, has been embroiled in a number of controversies in recent years, as well as run-ins with the law.

In June, Paul was charged with two misdemeanors – criminal trespass and unlawful assembly – after video footage surfaced of him at an Arizona mall while it was being looted.

Police offered an official statement to the public saying they were sent ‘hundreds of tips’ claiming Paul was ‘a participant in the riot.’

Paul later tried to distance himself from the situation in a statement saying he was in no way involved in any looting or vandalism. 

The FBI said no arrests were planned in Wednesday's search but it is unclear as to why the operation required heavily armed units

The FBI said no arrests were planned in Wednesday's search but it is unclear as to why the operation required heavily armed units

The FBI said no arrests were planned in Wednesday’s search but it is unclear as to why the operation required heavily armed units 

Paul was nowhere to be seen during the FBI raid on Wednesday

Paul was nowhere to be seen during the FBI raid on Wednesday

Paul was nowhere to be seen during the FBI raid on Wednesday

Several military vehicles were seen departing the mansion following the mystery operation

Several military vehicles were seen departing the mansion following the mystery operation

Several military vehicles were seen departing the mansion following the mystery operation 

Paul purchased the 15,000 square-ft mansion in Calabasas for a hefty $6.925million when he was 20 years old in 2017

Paul purchased the 15,000 square-ft mansion in Calabasas for a hefty $6.925million when he was 20 years old in 2017

Paul purchased the 15,000 square-ft mansion in Calabasas for a hefty $6.925million when he was 20 years old in 2017

Paul moved into the neighborhood in 2017 after his previous home in Beverly Grove had become the subject of noise complaints

Paul moved into the neighborhood in 2017 after his previous home in Beverly Grove had become the subject of noise complaints

 Paul moved into the neighborhood in 2017 after his previous home in Beverly Grove had become the subject of noise complaints

The influencer also drew backlash last month for blatantly flouting social distancing guidelines as COVID-19 cases spiked in California, by throwing a massive party at the mansion.  

Calabasas mayor Alicia Weintraub expressed ‘outrage’ over the ‘outrageous gathering’ in which dozens of people without masks drank and danced.  

Paul later indicated to Insider last week that he would continue to do what he wants.

Videos emerged on social media shortly after the party, where revelers showed no concern for social distancing or wearing protective masks. 

People were seen drinking, playing beer pong, and swinging off a construction backhoe at the gathering. 

Revelers were both indoors and outdoors, crowded closely together without a mask in sight. 

What pandemic? The 23-year-old faced backlash after throwing a wild party at his Calabasas mansion on July 14

What pandemic? The 23-year-old faced backlash after throwing a wild party at his Calabasas mansion on July 14

What pandemic? The 23-year-old faced backlash after throwing a wild party at his Calabasas mansion on July 14 

A man who appears to be Paul is seen in this video where a crowd of people surround a table filled with red solo cups and drinks

A man who appears to be Paul is seen in this video where a crowd of people surround a table filled with red solo cups and drinks

Several videos of the festivities were uploaded to social media

Several videos of the festivities were uploaded to social media

Party time! A man who appears to be Paul is seen in this video where a crowd of people surround a table filled with red solo cups and drinks

Calabasas mayor Alicia Weintraub was left outraged after learning of the party and says she’s looking into ‘all options’ for penalties for Paul. 

Paul told Insider that he spoke to the mayor and ‘everything is cool,’ though he didn’t elaborate on what she said.

The mayor, meanwhile, said she didn’t speak to Paul at all, and only a representative for the the YouTuber. She said that possible fines would be issues in the future and the sheriff’s department would intervene. 

But Paul didn’t say that would put an end to his wild bashes, and insisted that it wasn’t clear to him how he should be behaving.

‘I don’t know what to think of it, to be honest. I don’t think anyone really does,’ he said. ‘No one has answers, our leadership is failing us, and everyone kind of just doesn’t know what to do.

‘But I personally am not the type of person who’s gonna sit around and not live my life,’ he added.

Paul’s July 16 party was thrown in spite of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desperate plea for people to be wary of the virus. 

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Scott Morrison reveals the first states to welcome Kiwis as part of the trans-Tasman travel bubble

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NSW and South Australia are set to be the first states to welcome New Zealand tourists as part of a travel bubble.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday the arrangement will initially be only one-way, allowing Kiwis to fly across the Tasman.

‘We’ll be able to move on that very soon,’ he told 5AA radio.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) said NSW and South Australia are set to be the first states to welcome New Zealand tourists as part of a travel bubble

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) said NSW and South Australia are set to be the first states to welcome New Zealand tourists as part of a travel bubble

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) said NSW and South Australia are set to be the first states to welcome New Zealand tourists as part of a travel bubble

The arrangement will initially be only one-way, allowing Kiwis to fly across the Tasman (pictured, Sydney International Airport on September 29)

The arrangement will initially be only one-way, allowing Kiwis to fly across the Tasman (pictured, Sydney International Airport on September 29)

The arrangement will initially be only one-way, allowing Kiwis to fly across the Tasman (pictured, Sydney International Airport on September 29)

‘New Zealanders being able to travel to Australia – that’s good for Australian tourism.’

The prospect of Australians travelling to New Zealand is further away.

Mr Morrison said South Australia and NSW would be the first to benefit because they have already removed domestic borders.

‘That would take a lot of pressure off at the airports for hotel quarantine, which frees up more places for Australians to come home,’ he said.

The prime minister explained states insisting on quarantine for domestic travel would not be included in the bubble.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured) discussed the trans-Tasman bubble with Mr Morrison earlier in the week

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured) discussed the trans-Tasman bubble with Mr Morrison earlier in the week

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured) discussed the trans-Tasman bubble with Mr Morrison earlier in the week

‘We can’t have New Zealand tourists coming and taking up those quarantine places in those states,’ he said.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed the trans-Tasman bubble with Mr Morrison earlier in the week.

‘There is a chance that we could have Australia simply open to New Zealand because of our status and where we are right now, which is pretty good,’ she told AAP on Wednesday.

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AC/DC announces new album with Brian Johnson returning four years after he quit

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After months of speculation, legendary rock band AC/DC has finally announced their new PWRUP album. 

The band had teased the big news for days, by uploading short clips of a neon lightning bolt to Twitter and Instagram. 

On Thursday, AC/DC finally shared what appeared to be their new album cover, confirming the return of lead guitarist Angus Young, 65, bassist Cliff Williams, 70, and rhythm guitarist Stevie Young, 63. 

Back in black! Legendary rock band AC/DC have finally announced their new PWRUP album

Back in black! Legendary rock band AC/DC have finally announced their new PWRUP album

Back in black! Legendary rock band AC/DC have finally announced their new PWRUP album

Also present on the cover is vocalist Brian Johnson, 72, who previously quit the band in 2016 due to hearing problems, and drummer Phil Rudd, 66. who left the group in 2014 amid legal troubles. 

In the black-and-white photo, Angus rocks his trademark schoolboy outfit. 

A release date for the new record has yet to be announced.  

Back again! AC/DC last toured Down Under in 2015 and 2016 for their Rock or Bust World Tour, in support of their sixteenth studio album, Rock or Bust. Pictured: Brian and Angus in 2000

Back again! AC/DC last toured Down Under in 2015 and 2016 for their Rock or Bust World Tour, in support of their sixteenth studio album, Rock or Bust. Pictured: Brian and Angus in 2000

Back again! AC/DC last toured Down Under in 2015 and 2016 for their Rock or Bust World Tour, in support of their sixteenth studio album, Rock or Bust. Pictured: Brian and Angus in 2000

AC/DC last toured Down Under in 2015 and 2016 for their Rock or Bust World Tour, in support of their sixteenth studio album, Rock or Bust.  

Brian’s hearing problems forced him to leave the band mid-tour in 2016.

He was temporarily replaced by Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose, who served as vocalist for the band’s remaining concerts.

Exciting! A release date for the new record has yet to be announced. Pictured: Brian Johnson (left) and Angus Young (right) in London on July 4, 2015

Exciting! A release date for the new record has yet to be announced. Pictured: Brian Johnson (left) and Angus Young (right) in London on July 4, 2015

Exciting! A release date for the new record has yet to be announced. Pictured: Brian Johnson (left) and Angus Young (right) in London on July 4, 2015

Doctors had advised the frontman to either quit performing live or face the possibility of ‘total hearing loss’.

‘That was the darkest day of my professional life,’ Brian said of the diagnosis at the time.

AC/DC was formed in Sydney in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.

Following the death of lead singer Bon Scott from acute alcoholic poisoning at the age of 33 in 1980, Brian Johnson was hired to replace him.  

Rhythm guitarist Malcolm was diagnosed with dementia in 2014 and retired to a Sydney nursing home. 

He died on November 18, 2017 at the age of 64.    

Throwback! AC/DC was formed in Sydney in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Pictured (left to right): Simon Wright, Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Cliff Williams and Brian Johnson on October 18, 1985, in Inglewood, California

Throwback! AC/DC was formed in Sydney in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Pictured (left to right): Simon Wright, Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Cliff Williams and Brian Johnson on October 18, 1985, in Inglewood, California

Throwback! AC/DC was formed in Sydney in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Pictured (left to right): Simon Wright, Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Cliff Williams and Brian Johnson on October 18, 1985, in Inglewood, California

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The reason fire crews were delayed in putting out a house blaze that injured a woman and two kids 

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A family caught in an inferno are lucky to be alive after fire crews were forced to tunnel into bitumen to access hydrants that were covered during recent road works.

A woman in her 30s and two young girls suffered injuries after their Coorparoo home, in Brisbane, went up in flames just after 3am on Friday morning. 

The mother was rushed to the Royal Brisbane Hospital with severe leg burns, while the father, 32, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.  

Their daughters were taken to Brisbane’s Children Hospital, where the five-year-old was treated for burns to the arm and the three-year-old with smoke inhalation. 

A women, aged in her 30s, and two young girls were injured when their Coorparoo home went up in flames just after 3am on Friday morning. Pictured: Emergency services at the scene

A women, aged in her 30s, and two young girls were injured when their Coorparoo home went up in flames just after 3am on Friday morning. Pictured: Emergency services at the scene

A women, aged in her 30s, and two young girls were injured when their Coorparoo home went up in flames just after 3am on Friday morning. Pictured: Emergency services at the scene 

The family of four escaped out of a window with the help of neighbours as the blaze engulfed their Kitchener St home, 9News reports. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service Inspector Rohan Wilschefsk said it was lucky everyone escaped before firefighters arrived as road resurfacing last week had blocked the hydrants.  

‘The pavement had gone over the top of the fire hydrants so when the crews arrived they were unable to find them or get access to them,’ he told the Courier Mail.  

 ‘It wasn’t until urban utilities came and told where the hydrants were located that we were able to dig them up and get access to those hydrants.’

‘We were just lucky enough that everybody go out before we got here.’ 

Inspector Wilschefsck said crews had to stretch their hoses to other hydrants in neighbouring streets, causing delays.

Despite their best efforts, the home was completely destroyed alongside two other units within the apartment block and an adjacent house was also damaged. 

The four families left homeless are being assisted by the Fire Service to find accommodation. 

Police have set up a crime scene and the blaze is being treated as suspicious.  

Investigations remain underway. 

The inferno (pictured) destroyed four properties, leaving several families now homeless

The inferno (pictured) destroyed four properties, leaving several families now homeless

The inferno (pictured) destroyed four properties, leaving several families now homeless 

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