Tri-State Chinese restaurant abruptly closes

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DARMSTADT, Ind. (WEHT) — A local Chinese restaurant closed Wednesday following reports of federal agents on the property.

Gracie’s Chinese Cuisine off Highway 41 in Darmstadt closed.

Witnesses told Eyewitness News that people at the restaurant were wearing jackets that said “federal agents” and that law enforcement officers there were telling people they could not go inside the restaurant.

A spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security says “Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and IRS special agents, with the assistance of the Indiana State Police, conducted federal search warrants in the Evansville, Indiana, area yesterday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation. There is no threat to the public. As the matter remains an ongoing investigation no further information is currently available.”

We reached out to the restaurant owner and federal authorities for more information.

We will keep you updated as we learn more.

(This story was originally published on February 24, 2021)

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