More than 150 law enforcement personnel, about 100 of them from the FBI, are searching for a missing FBI agent from Burbank who is believed to be suicidal and possibly armed.
Stephen Ivens, 35, a Los Angeles-based agent specializing in national security affairs, was last seen Friday at his home on the 1700 Block of Scott Road in Burbank, where he lived with his wife and one-year-old son, officials said at a multi-agency press conference Saturday afternoon at the Burbank Police Department.
A Burbank police investigation found that Ivens may be distraught and could be carrying a handgun that was missing from his home, officials said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has a 40-member search and rescue team, in addition to about 100 FBI agents, working on the case. There are about a dozen Burbank officers also involved.
Officials would not reveal why Ivens may be suicidal and would not disclose if his emotional state was work-related.