Long article at the Washington Post about a near parallel reality:
At daybreak on April 13, dozens of law enforcement officers massed outside the Logan County compound with a search warrant, prepared to face an ambush.
Given the reputation of the UAB, planners had gone over all the worst-case scenarios, law enforcement officials recalled. They had taken into account the possibility of booby traps and explosives. They wondered if cages could be opened remotely for the simultaneous release of the more than 25 pit bulls on the property.
Above all, they worried about a potential shootout as they entered through what [the] Logan County Sheriff called the “fatal funnel,” a narrow, metal-sided driveway entrance.
“We were prepared for the worst day of our lives,” he said.