LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Capitol Building was closed Thursday morning due to an unspecified threat.
Officials told Local 4 that the Capitol was closed “until further notice” as the threat is investigated. At about 9:15 a.m., Capitol officials said the building has reopened to employees.
Michigan State Police brought in the bomb squad and K-9 unit to inspect the building and the all-clear was given. The threat was called in around 6:45 a.m.
Now the Michigan Capitol Building is closed because of a threat.— Senator Curtis Hertel (@CurtisHertelJr) January 7, 2021
The threat comes one day after pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn an election lost by President Trump.
The rampage began shortly after President Donald Trump repeated his unfounded claims of election fraud to thousands of rallying demonstrators he’d invited to Washington. Many then surged to the Capitol after he incited them to go there as lawmakers debated the electoral votes.
More than six hours after the violence erupted, lawmakers resumed their session.
About 300 Trump supporters gathered in Lansing on Wednesday, but the Michigan Legislature is not in session.
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
The Michigan State Capitol is once again closed due to an outside threat. Our government is consistently under attack because of the sitting President of the United States and his supporters.— Darrin Camilleri (@darrincamilleri) January 7, 2021
Michigan’s Capitol Building closed today due to threat. pic.twitter.com/GiGBJPNHhd— Senator Dayna Polehanki (@SenPolehanki) January 7, 2021