Federal agents raid Chicago COVID-19 testing lab
CHICAGO - Federal agents were on scene at a COVID-19 testing center on Chicago's Northwest Side Wednesday afternoon.
Lab Elite Laboratory is located at 5824 N. Northwest Hwy in Chicago's Norwood Park neighborhood.
According to the business' website, it specializes in "coronavirus and toxicology testing."
One neighbor said there were at least 35 FBI agents and Chicago police officers surrounding the business.
Officers were seen going in and out of the testing center starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.
When agents first arrived, the business was evacuated as well as a construction company next door.
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Some neighbors say agents have been removing boxes of documents.
The business says it offers rapid testing in 10 minutes, but what led federal authorities to raid the company is still unknown.
The FBI released a statement saying, in part, that they were conducting "court authorized law enforcement activity."