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Michigan Capitol building reopens after Thursday morning threat

Posted at 9:06 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 13:33:06-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Capitol building is back open to employees and legislators after it was closed earlier in the morning due to a threat.

Early this morning, Michigan State Police received a bomb threat from an anonymous caller. In a statement, the police said the threat came from a male caller. The investigation into the threat is still active as they work to identify the caller.

Michigan State Police did a bomb sweep and gave the all-clear, according to the Associated Press. The building is closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.

State Sen. Mallory McMorrow posted a screenshot of a message she got that said MSP is investigating the threat at the Capitol.

It came just one day after pro-Trump extremists breached the U.S. Capitol and disrupted certification of Electoral College votes.

Congress reconvened and certified the election of Joe Biden early Thursday morning.

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