FBI searches Rochester firehouse; Firefighter suspended
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A member of the Rochester Fire Department has been suspended amid an FBI investigation.
The FBI confirms investigators executed a search warrant at RFD Engine No. 3 on Emerson Street on Tuesday, June 13.
Sources tell News10NBC that electronics and at least one computer was removed from the firehouse.
A City of Rochester spokespersons says the firefighter was suspended with pay immediately, pending the outcome of the investigation.
Neither the City or the FBI would elaborate on the outcome of the search or the basis of the search warrant. The FBI says no charges have been filed.
Here is the full statement from the City:
“A search warrant was executed by the FBI on Tuesday, June 13, and a firefighter was suspended with pay immediately, pending the outcome of the investigation. The City defers all questions to the FBI.”
The union representing Rochester’s firefighters released this statement:
“Local 1071 has been made aware that the FBI executed a search warrant at one of the City’s firehouses on Tuesday, but the union had no involvement with that search or any possible ongoing criminal investigation. Any inquiries would need to be directed to the FBI.”
This is a developing story. News10NBC will provide updates as they become available.