WATERTOWN -- It all began with a commotion in the street early this morning. Vincent Lacerra, who lives across the street from the Waverley Avenue home where a man was taken into custody, said he was watching TV at about 6 a.m. when he heard voices outside and the words, "FBI, don't move, put your hands up!"
He looked outside to see about 20 agents with guns drawn. "They all had their guns drawn, pointed at the house," he said.
Soon afterward, a man whose age he estimated at 25 to 40 was taken from the house and put into an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement van.
His wife, Barbara, said, "He was in shackles and handcuffs. He was right in front of me. He glanced at me a second." She shot video.
"I'd never seen him before," said Vincent Lacerra. "It was quite amazing. I've never seen anything like it before. It seemed so real, so overwhelming."
Through the morning, agents worked in the house, taking computers and boxes out of it, he said.
Authorities said at least two men have been taken into custody on immigration charges as investigators chase down leads in the May 1 attempted terror bombing in Times Square.
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