State and federal agents have searched the seven-bedroom Colorado home of accused mass shooter Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa on a quiet suburban street — which neighbors told The Post descended into chaos after his “disruptive” family moved in over three years ago.
Residents of the residential street in Arvada say they had a rude awakening around 3 a.m. Tuesday, hours before their 21-year-old Syrian-born neighbor was publicly named as the suspect in Monday’s slaughter of 10 at a King Soopers store about 30 miles away in Boulder.
“THIS IS THE FBI! EVERYBODY COME OUT WITH THEIR HANDS UP!” neighbor T.J. Bresina told The Post of agents’ early-hours swoop that included “a Humvee with a megaphone.”
“There was a squad car blocking our road. One officer with his gun drawn and other officers sweeping the street. It was intense! I couldn’t believe it,” recalled the chef who has lived on the street for 23 years.
Agents of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) were later photographed visiting the Alissa family home around 3 p.m. Tuesday, staying inside for around 90 minutes, according to neighbors.
The house, a new build from 1998, was bought by Ali Aliwi Alissa for $634,000 in 2017, Colorado property records show.
It was the start of a nightmare for others living on the then-quiet street — with some so upset at “harassment” by the large Syrian family that they upped sticks and moved away, neighbors said.
“They harassed several neighbors. Caused two neighbors to move,” Dawn Losasso, who has lived on the block in the “tight-knit neighborhood” for 25 years, told The Post.
“You see lots of people going in and out of that house at all hours, especially late at night,” she said — but she didn’t see the 21-year-old alleged killer “often.”
Bresina said the “erratic, chaotic” arrival of the Alissas eventually left many on the street “pissed at the neighbors who sold to them.”
“We’ve had problems with them,” he told The Post, calling the family a “real chaotic, disruptive addition to the neighborhood.”
“Always a ton of people over there,” he said of the family that “never introduced themselves.”
“Their children are always running in the street at odd hours. You have to watch out coming down the street. At least five children, toddlers up to teenagers,” he said, with “so many cars parked out front all the time.”
While a woman inside was photographed opening the door to agents, those inside the house were not welcoming to reporters eager to learn more about the alleged mass killer.
“We are not talking to anyone,” a woman believed to be his mother told DailyMail.com, the outlet said.
“You are not allowed to stand next to my house. If you don’t leave, I will call 911.”
Homeowner Ali Aliwi Alissa also owns a nearby restaurant in a strip mall, one that was closed Tuesday, the Denver Post said.
Locals praised the owners’ kindness, saying they often gave to a homeless woman who lived behind the restaurant.
“I’ve been in the shop while they’ve given her food and they’re very kind,” Jamie Poeling, who runs a neighboring business, Dream Dinners, told the outlet.