ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — FBI agents have visited the Pennsylvania home of a man whose son has identified himself as the source of leaks about top-secret U.S. surveillance programs.
Two agents left the home of Lonnie Snowden on Monday afternoon. Snowden’s son, Edward, is the focus of an investigation into the leak of classified information about two National Security Agency programs that track phone and Internet messages around the world.
A man who showed FBI identification as he was leaving the home says they spoke to Edward Snowden’s family. He referred further comment to the FBI in Philadelphia which declined comment to The Associated Press.
Neighbors on the quiet residential street say Lonnie married Edward’s stepmother about six years ago. They never saw Edward at the house.
Neighbor Jonathan Reck says Lonnie Snowden told him Sunday his son was “the whistleblower” and apologized in advance if “the neighborhood starts going crazy” for a media onslaught.