Associated Press Published

Homeland Security Searched W.Va. Home For Weapons

Jonathan Wienke House

Agents who searched the West Virginia home of a federal homeland security colleague after he was discovered at work with a gun and knife told a magistrate judge that they would look for other weapons, “lists or notes of potential targets” and written evidence of any potential co-conspirators.

The list of items agents were looking for at the Martinsburg home of Jonathan Wienke was filed in federal court in West Virginia. Wienke was arrested June 9 at the Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington on a gun charge. He is not in custody.

It’s not known yet what the agents found in the subsequent search of his home, but in justifying their search, they told the court that they had probable cause to believe Wienke “was conspiring with another to commit workplace violence, and more particularly may have been conspiring or planning to commit violence against senior DHS officials in the building.”