Washington (CNN) – Two Secret Service agents visited a Virginia winery Friday to question a couple whose appearance at a White House state dinner raised eyebrows this week, the winery manager told CNN.
Diane Weiss, manager at the Oasis Winery, in Hume, Virginia, said the agents wanted to speak with Tareq and Michaele Salahi, but Weiss didn't know their whereabouts.
The Secret Service could not be reached for comment.
The Warren County Report, a local newspaper, quoted Weiss as saying the agents said they wanted to speak with the couple and not arrest them. It also quoted her as saying that the Salahis live in Linden, Virginia but receive mail at the winery.
And it quoted her as saying the agents said it was "imperative" that investigators speak with the couple and that they would "take whatever action" is necessary if they did not.
Weiss told CNN that the newspaper quoted her accurately, but she declined to elaborate.
The state dinner was held for visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday.
The Salahis, aspiring reality-TV stars, made news when they showed up at the dinner. The White House says they were not invited, but their lawyer, Paul W. Garner, "states emphatically that the Salahis' did not 'crash' this event," according to a statement from the couple's publicist, Mahogany Jones.