By CBSBoston.com Staff

RANDOLPH (CBS)  – The FBI is digging up the backyard of a home in Randolph.

Heavy equipment was tearing apart the lawn behind the house on Mitchell Street just after noon Wednesday. Agents had set up a tent and were sifting through the dirt.

“The FBI’s Evidence Response Team, along with the Randolph Police Department, are on scene in connection with an ongoing investigation,” an FBI spokesperson told WBZ-TV. “We are searching for specific evidence and there is no threat to public safety.”

A neighbor said they were told it’s in connection to a missing person case from 2005. “I’m just in total shock. This is a very quiet neighborhood. I love living here. I have great neighbors,” said Allan Sobon.

There was no indication whether or not investigators found what they were looking for before packing up Wednesday evening.

No other information has been released at this point in the investigation.

CBSBoston.com Staff