SWAT team raids wrong address

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 1:56 PM

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) -- A rural northern Indiana couple was shaken when they arrived home to find a police SWAT team breaking down the door to their house, only to learn the officers were at the wrong address.

Harvey Bontrager of Goshen says he had just pulled into the driveway Thursday evening when a vehicle blocked him in and officers began bashing in his door. Bontrager asked an officer what was going on. That's when an officer asked Bontrager for his address.

The police had a search warrant for the house next door.

Bontrager said officers then went next door and broke down that door.

Goshen police have apologized and hired a company to make repairs. Police are trying to determine how the mistake happened.

Information from: The Truth,

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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