Subway Jared: Authorities conducting investigation, raid at home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle

The FBI and other authorities raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle Tuesday morning.

The search began about 6 a.m. at Fogle's house in Zionsville, in the 4500 block of Woods Edge Drive.  

Shortly after noon, Fogle left the house with his attorney in his attorney's car. 

RTV6 reporter Jack Rinehart asked Fogle if he would comment.

"Not right now," was Fogle's response to Rinehart.

Fogle's attorney, Ron Elberger, released the following statement:

"Jared has been cooperating, and continues to cooperate, with law enforcement in their investigation of unspecified charges, and looks forward to its conclusion."  
Elberger also notes that Fogel has not been detained, arrested or charged.
 
Two of the other agencies on the scene are the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the U.S. Postal Inspector Police.

It isn't currently known exactly what the investigators are looking for, but police are using a search dog to sniff out electronics.

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Fogle's neighbors said they were shocked by what was unfolding at the house and he usually kept to himself. 

Fogle’s organization -- The Jared Foundation -- made news in April when the executive director was arrested on charges of child pornography.

Russell C. Taylor, 43, was charged with seven counts of production and one count of possession of child pornography in early May.

IMPD found evidence of pornography while executing a search warrant.

A spokesman for Fogle released a statement following Taylor’s arrest:

I was shocked to learn of the disturbing allegations against Mr. Taylor. Effective immediately, the Jared Foundation is severing all ties with Mr. Taylor.

Taylor held the position with Fogle’s foundation for seven years.

A statement from Subway indicates the company thinks Tuesday's investigation was related to Taylor's case.

"We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee.  We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely.  We don't have any more details at this point."

Subway announced later Tuesday afternoon that it is suspending its relationship with Fogle amid the investigation.

"Subway & Jared Fogle have agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation. Jared is cooperating with authorities," the restaurant wrote on its Twitter page.

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