An incident that caused quite a stir around the area on Tuesday, as military vehicles were staged in Vandalia and were on property north of Vandalia on Route 51. No one is saying why, but military vehicles were set up in a parking lot located across from Van Seal on U.S. Route 51 earlier on Tuesday. And, then, military vehicles traveled to property north of Vandalia along Route 51. Among those that were on hand were seen to be the FBI, ATF, Department of Homeland Security and the Illinois State Police. Earlier on Tuesday, WKRV-WPMB drove into the parking lot across from Van Seal and was approached by an individual who said he is a Federal Agent. The Federal Agent would not confirm what the operation was. When asked if it was a federal operation of some kind, the individual only said that he was a Federal Agent but would not elaborate further. Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith says that he cannot comment on the situation, but Sheriff Smith did say there are no threats to the area.
Meanwhile, WKRV-WPMB spoke with a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. When asked if there would be any further information, the spokesperson said they could not confirm or deny the situation at all.