INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Authorities executed search warrants at multiple Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet restaurants in the state.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed search warrants were being executed in connection with an investigation. No other details about the nature of the investigation were released.
Officers were seen at two Teppanyaki Grill locations on 38th Street and E. Washington Street. Indiana State Police confirmed they assisted the prosecutor’s office at the Lafayette location as well. Search warrants were also served at a restaurant in Ft. Wayne.
At the east side location, a “closed” sign was taped on the store front and was removed later Thursday afternoon. Employees were allowed inside and told our crews they didn’t know anything about the investigation.
The Marion County Health Department has records of violations at each Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet location. Officials say all violations have been corrected but did add the East Washington restaurant was closed in October of 2014. The reason for that closure was not because of a food/heath safety issue.
A manager at the east side location told our crews the restaurant will re-open Friday. No word on the re-opening of the Teppanyaki restaurant on 38th Street.
This is an ongoing investigation.
The taped up "Closed" sign is now off the front door at east side Teppanyaki Grill. No customers being allowed in. pic.twitter.com/w8ozOdnOac
— Lindsey Eaton (@LindseyEatoNews) August 11, 2016
The nature of the investigation is unknown at this time.
We will continue to update this story as more information is made available.