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Cops surround Brian Laundrie’s parents’ house and question his mother after reports of gunshots

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The home of missing Brian Laundrie was suddenly surrounded by police tonight as officers investigated reports of gunfire and questioned his mother about a possible disturbance.

Amid tense scenes, a dozen police vehicles flooded the family home in North Port Florida at 6:45 p.m. Friday, ordering onlookers to distance themselves.

A cop was seen driving into a neighbor’s yard and peering over the fence at the house where parents Christopher, 62, and Roberta, 55, have been holed up since reporting their fugitive son missing in the aftermath of the murder on Gabby Petito.

Moments later, Roberta opened the front door and spoke anxiously to an officer who heard her ask about a “malfunction.” He left a few minutes later.

Police colleagues, meanwhile, knocked on the door of neighboring homes and asked similar questions, asking if they’d heard a “loud bang” from a wooded area behind the laundry yard.

The home of missing Brian Laundrie was suddenly surrounded by police tonight as officers investigated reports of gunfire and questioned his mother about a possible disturbance

Moments later, Roberta opened the front door and spoke anxiously to an officer who heard her ask about a

Moments later, Roberta opened the front door and spoke anxiously to an officer who heard her ask about a “malfunction.” He left a few minutes later

Police colleagues, meanwhile, knocked on the door of neighboring houses and asked similar questions, asking if they'd heard a 'loud bang' from a wooded area behind the laundry yard.

Police colleagues, meanwhile, knocked on the door of neighboring houses and asked similar questions, asking if they’d heard a ‘loud bang’ from a wooded area behind the laundry yard.

Gabby Petitio's body was found Sunday at the Spread Creek campground in Wyoming, and her death was deemed murder the next day.

Gabby Petitio’s body was found Sunday at the Spread Creek campground in Wyoming, and her death was deemed murder the next day.

“They asked me if we’d heard any interference or anything,” said neighbor Keith Graves, 52.

‘I thought it was a joke or something’

Another neighbor, who did not want to be named, added: ‘Someone reported a loud bang and the police came running into the backyard.

‘We haven’t heard anything. They looked at the back of the forest. I think it has to do with the land behind the house.’

The incident was soon identified as a false alarm and the dozens of officers lining the street rose to their feet.

A North Port Police Department spokesman said: ‘At 6:45pm, the NPPD received a report of gunshots near Brian Landries’ home from unknown persons.

‘There are no injuries. At this time, there is no evidence that firing was actually fired in the area. Also no reports from the large contingent of media who were standing outside the door.’

The incident was soon identified as a false alarm and the dozens of officers lining the street rose to their feet.  A North Port Police Department spokesman said: 'At 6:45 p.m., the NPPD received a report of gunshots near Brian Landries' home from unknown sources.

The incident was soon determined to be a false alarm and the dozens of officers lining the street turned up. A North Port Police Department spokesman said: ‘At 6:45 p.m., the NPPD received a report of gunshots near Brian Landries’ home from unknown sources.

FBI and North Port Police Entered Their Sixth Day Searching for Brian Laundrie, 23 in alligator-infested Florida swampland estimated to cost $1.2 million so far — and without a trace of him, a search and rescue expert has told DailyMail.com exclusively.

Mike Hadsell – who knows the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve search area well – added that Laundrie’s parents could foot the bill if proven they misled the police by falsely telling them he was the last time they saw him. went to where he was going.

More than 50 FBI searchers plus police in Laundrie’s hometown of North Port and several other law enforcement agencies are on their sixth day on the hunt for him in the highly dangerous and dense wetlands.

The FBI has now issued a federal warrant for Laundrie, 23, in connection with the death of bon vivant Gabby Petito, 22, whose body was found in a remote area of ​​Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming on Sunday after she was reported missing. .

Brian Laundrie, who was reported missing last week, remains a stakeholder in the disappearance and death of fiancé Gabby Petito

Brian Laundrie, 23, who was reported missing last week, remains a stakeholder in the disappearance and death of fiancé Gabby Petito. Laundromat manhunt has cost about $1.2 million as it enters its sixth day, DailyMail.com can reveal

Laundrie is considered a person of importance in her disappearance and death, which has been ruled as murder.

Gabby last spoke to her family on August 25 from Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. She has been traveling with Laundrie in the couple’s motorhome since July and the two were set to return home in October.

However, Laundrie traveled back to his family’s home in North Port, Florida without Gabby on Sept. 1, refusing to speak to authorities about her disappearance.

On Wednesday, neighbors revealed they had seen Laundrie and his parents packing an “attached camper” used for their long weekend camping trips after he returned to the house.

Charlene and William Guthrie claim they saw the Laundries hang the campervan at the back of their pickup truck on September 11 for a weekend trip, the same day Gabby was reported missing.

The family is said to have returned about two days later, as DailyMail.com photos show the RV back in the driveway on Sept. 13.

When police contacted the Guthries, William told them about the family’s journey, noting that it was unusual for Christopher and Roberta to leave with their 23-year-old son in such a small campervan.

“I saw them doing some work. And as they prepared for their trip, I saw them loading the RV,” William told Fox News.

The Gunthries added that living next door to the Laundries has become a nightmare since Gabby and later Laundrie went missing, with police and reporters roaming the neighborhood for nearly a month investigating the matter.

The Laundrie family was initially reluctant to cooperate with the investigation until Brian went missing last week.

Police divers joined the search for Laundrie as more than 50 law enforcement officers from eight agencies continued to comb the 25,000-acre alligator and snake area of ​​Carlton Reserve, near Laundrie’s home.

Laundrie is said to have been hiding at his parents’ Florida home until September 14, when he reportedly set out for a trip to the local wildlife sanctuary.

His family said they last saw him in a hiking bag that day, but didn’t report him missing until three days later, on September 17.

His silver Ford Mustang was also found abandoned near the Carlton Reserve with a note asking it to be towed.

North Port Police Commander Joe Fussell, who helps coordinate the teams, refuted criticism of the search.

“We’re not wasting our time here,” he said. “We’re doing our very best to locate Brian in an area that intelligence has led us to where he might be.

“So it’s up to us to make sure we search this area as best we can. As vast as it is, we have the resources we have to try and find Brian.”

At the Carlton Reservation, he spoke about a police video update of the hunt and explained the pressures on searchers.

“The staff looking there are coming home and they are exhausted,” he said. “They work here as hard as they can. I’m telling you the only break they have during the day is when they come back for a bite to eat. And then they go back into the wilderness and strike hard again.

“When they get home, they shower, wash the dirt from the day and that’s probably about the amount of energy they have before they have to wake up and go out the next day.”

“Everyone wears this. Everyone has a degree of stress, everyone has the drive. And that’s really what gets us through it.

It’s the drive to try and find Brian and complete this investigation.’

“We look through wooded areas, we look through waters, we look through swampy areas. We have air units, we have drones, we have the swamp buggies, airboats, multiple law enforcement agencies, we have ATVs, UTVs, and we also have officers on foot.

“We use every means to get through every terrain we encounter in our search areas.”

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