Social media post raises false alarm on ICE presence outside Worthington home

Members of the household had a video showing that the individuals who came to their door were not associated with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


WORTHINGTON — A social media post claiming that officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were seen outside a Worthington residence on Wednesday, May 17, was found to be incorrect.

The post includes a video showing a white bus and two individuals standing in front of a house in the 1500 block of Third Avenue and the caption “ICE is out with ARs in Worthington MN.”

However, members of the household stated that the individuals were not with ICE and video taken by an over-the-door camera showed that the individuals were wearing vests associated with a bail enforcement agency.

One resident said they believed the individuals were looking for Jhonathan Najarro Quijano, who used to live in the area. Quijano has at least one active warrant currently for the charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct .

After leaving their residence, members of the household stated that the individuals continued down the street, knocking on doors.


At the time of publishing, the social media post had been shared nearly 300 times.

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Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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