Is there a terrorist investigation in the Heartland? There are conflicting reports, but FBI, Homeland Security, ICE and IRS agents along with local police raided seven IHOP restaurants, six in Ohio and one in Evansville, Indiana. The warrants are sealed but boxes were seized and loaded into U-Hauls.
More from The Courier Press – Patrick Lenow, director of corporate communications for DineEquity, parent company of IHOP and Applebee’s, said the company and franchise owner Terry Elks are cooperating.
“We have been told by authorities it does not involve terrorism,” he said.
Lenow said some of the affected restaurants have been cleared to reopen.