FBI outside Gary Giordano's house (photo: Ken Molestina)
(WUSA) -- Friday night, the FBI arrived at Gary Giordano's house to execute a search warrant. He is a suspect in Robyn Gardner's disappearance in Aruba.
Earlier Friday, the Aruban solicitor general Taco Stein said authorities there consider him a suspect and that they are seeking a court order Monday to detain him longer.
When we asked if Aruban authorities had asked the FBI to search Giordano's home. Stein replied, "In our request to the American authorities there will probably be something about searching the house. But at this moment that request has not yet reached U.S. authorities. So if that place is being searched it's not on my account."
Stein said they will also need to furnish U.S. authorities with enough information to seek a search warrant from a judge in order to search the home.
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Friday at approximately 8:30 p.m. a 9 NEWS NOW crew spotted about 12 cars packed with FBI agents pull up to the driveway. Agents showed up wearing bullet proof vests and carrying a battering ram. Around 11 p.m. they were still rummaging through the house looking for clues in this investigation.
Phil Celestini, senior supervisory agent for the FBI's Rockville agency, read a brief statement for the press after agents showed up:
"We are here this evening to execute a federal search warrant on the residence of Gary Vincent Giordano. The search is being conducted pursuant to a criminal investigation. Because this is an active investigation, we cannot comment further on the progress of the investigation or our findings here. For your safety and ours, we're asking everyone here to stay off the property until search operations are complete." (See video)