Michigan State Capitol closes for reported bomb threat

Michigan's capitol building was closed for two hours Thursday morning before investigators gave the all-clear

According to an update from the Detroit Free Press, the Michigan State Capitol has been reopened after the reported bomb threat.

By Nelson Oliveira
New York Daily News

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Capitol building was shut down Thursday morning due to a bomb threat, according to police and state lawmakers.

Michigan State Police urged anyone in the area to stay away from the building as authorities investigate the threat. The agency’s bomb squad was seen entering the capitol with a K-9 unit.

Several lawmakers reacted to the latest development on social media.

“Now the Michigan Capitol Building is closed because of a threat,” state Sen. Curtis Hertel tweeted in disbelief.

“Without consequences, this will keep happening,” said Mallory McMorrow, another Democratic state senator. “This is why it’s so egregious that so many involved in yesterday’s events were simply escorted out of the US Capitol and sent home.”

Michigan was one of several states investigating security concerns in the wake of Wednesday’s unprecedented siege at the U.S. Capitol, where a mob of far-right rioters tried to stop the Electoral College certification process for President-elect Joe Biden.

Despite the violent scenes and at least four deaths, just over 50 people were reportedly arrested.

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