(campusreform.org) The Cincinnati S.W.A.T. team conducted a large-scale “search and room entry” raid on the University of Cincinnati (UC) without notifying students early this week, a university spokesman confirmed on Thursday.
A video, posted on YouTube on Sept. 11 [how ironic…] by a passerby, depicts nearly a dozen heavily armed men pile out of a black armored vehicle bearing a large [Der] Department of Homeland Security sticker.
Most of the officers appeared to be carrying high-powered assault rifles.
Spokesman for the university, Greg Hand, initially denied knowledge of the raid, but later confirmed a “search and room entry” drill had occurred and added that the campus community had not been warned.
Cincinnati Police Department spokeswoman Fran Cihon refused comment on the raid but an officer on the scene was recorded telling the student making the video not to ask too many questions.
Student: Thank you. Are you guys local? Is this all Cincinnati? Any federal agencies involved also? With you guys?
SWAT: Don’t ask so many questions.