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.
The Michigan Capitol is now reopen to employees & legislators who have offices there after the state police did a bomb sweep due to a threat. All clear. (It remains closed to public, as it has been, due to state health department coronavirus restrictions.) #mileg— David Eggert (@DavidEggert00) January 7, 2021
State Sen. Mallory McMorrow posted a screenshot of a message she got that said MSP is investigating the threat at the Capitol.
This morning, Michigan.— Mallory McMorrow (@MalloryMcMorrow) January 7, 2021
Without consequences, this will keep happening. 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. pic.twitter.com/AgA7uJvl54
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.