UPDATE: The ICE has announced in a statement that the missing agent “was picked up by colleague after he had vehicle problems,” reports Ander Blankstein with the LA Times. The Los Angeles Police Department is trying to get in touch with the officer. No foul play suspected.
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The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for a missing ICE agent on Wednesday night.
The search for the missing Immigration and Customs agent is taking place near the northbound 101 Freeway at Silver Lake Boulevard, reported CBS.
LAPD officers were called in around 6:30 p.m. to assist in the search, which the ICE is also participating in.
The agent’s car broke down at about 2 a.m. and the agent called a friend for help; when the friend arrived all the friend found was the car and a cellphone, reported KNX 1070.
The agent is part of the ICE’s Enforcement and Removal operations, which means the agent helps find and arrest illegal immigrants as well as fugitives, convicted criminals, and people who pose a threat to national security.
The Highway Patrol issued a sigalert on the northbound 101 Freeway near the Vermont exit in connection with the search.
One lane on the highway near there and the Silver Lake on-ramp are closed indefinitely while the search takes place.
Story is developing; check back for details