FBI searches Lake Orion Tubby's sub shop, arrests owner - New York News

FBI searches Lake Orion Tubby's sub shop, arrests owner

Posted: Updated:
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (MyFox Detroit) -

The FBI swarmed a Tubby's sub shop in Oakland County Wednesday.  We've learned the owner could be facing some serious charges.

"He's got kids out there.  They're always out there playing.  He always comes by, says hello.  He takes care of his lawn, what have you.  He's always been pleasant," said neighbor Larry Folkoff.

However, the man who so many describe as a nice neighbor has been arrested by the FBI.  It happened while 49-year-old Alaa Qasawa was at his Lake Orion Tubby's sub shop.

While the feds were searching his sub shop, Fox 2's cameras caught the FBI raiding his West Bloomfield home.  Agents brought out boxes of evidence.

Of course, neighbors watched in shock, but they said Qasawa's wife tried to fill them in.

"She talked to some of the neighbors and indicated that he has a gun collection and that he was purchasing some guns online," Folkoff said.

Agents did bring out boxes that could've contained guns, but sources told us that's not what brought them there.

Sources said the raids and Qasawa's arrest stem from an allegation that he was manufacturing explosives.  The FBI would only confirm that their agents searched both locations, and people in that West Bloomfield neighborhood are hoping the allegations just aren't true.

"We'll just wait and see what happens and find out what he was doing, if he was doing anything at all.  If it was nothing, go back to our normal days, and if it was something, we'll let it play out," said Folkoff.

At this point, all we have is a really broad description of the allegations that Qasawa is facing.  We should learn more on Thursday when he goes to court.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Report: health risks at some nail salons

    Report: health risks at some nail salons

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:28:27 GMT
    One of the most surprising findings in a report from the New York City public advocate is that city officials have virtually no authority over how nail salons are run. The city can't enforce standards like they do with restaurants, so it's clearly a case of beauty buyer beware. We get our nails done without thinking too much about it.
    One of the most surprising findings in a report from the New York City public advocate is that city officials have virtually no authority over how nail salons are run. The city can't enforce standards like they do with restaurants, so it's clearly a case of beauty buyer beware. We get our nails done without thinking too much about it.
  • Car strikes toddler; driver arrested

    Car strikes toddler; driver arrested

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:15:49 GMT
    Police on Long Island say a 30-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with an accident that injured a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller. Police say Scott Shea of Middle Island was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, just south of Montauk Highway, when he struck the toddler at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.
    Police on Long Island say a 30-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with an accident that injured a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller. Police say Scott Shea of Middle Island was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, just south of Montauk Highway, when he struck the toddler at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.
  • Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

    Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:39:39 GMT
    Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a Bridgeport train crash last year have settled with the commuter railroad.
    Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices