U.S. journalist Cody Weddle, a freelancer for South Florida news outlets, feared detained in Venezuela

The family of a Caracas-based American reporter who freelances for South Florida news outlets fears he has been detained in Venezuela by the embattled government of Nicolas Maduro.

According to media reports, the U.S.-based relatives of journalist Cody Weddle do not know what has happened to him but they think he was detained sometime around 8 a.m. Wednesday after authorities apparently raided his home in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital.

Weddle’s sister Kelsey McMahan said the family has reached out to the U.S. Embassy to try to find out if he’s all right, according to the Bristol Herald Courier, in Virginia.