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Posted Jan 10, 2011, 1:40 pm
The family of the man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is not barricaded inside their Northwest Side home, a reliable source said.
Some news organizations have reported that the family of Jared Lee Loughner was refusing to let FBI agents in the home, in the 7700 block of North Soledad Avenue.
FBI agents drove up to the house, near North Thornydale and West Magee Roads, just before 12:30 p.m. Monday, a source on the scene said.
While a piece of plywood blocks access to the front door, an agent knocked on a front window, the source said.
After a few minutes of knocking and waiting, a man appeared at a side gate and let the agents into the yard of the home, the source said.
Loughner, 22, reportedly lived in the home with his parents.