Grand Haven Coast Guard attack: “No link to terrorism or any terrorist organization”

Posted at 10:08 AM, Feb 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-09 10:08:57-05

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — The attack on the Coast Guard headquarters in Grand Haven has “No link to terrorism or any terrorist organization,” said the Grand Haven Director of Public Safety Jeff Hawke in a statement Monday morning.

A suspect was in custody Monday and expected to be arraigned in connection with the attack, which began with the driver of a truck smashing through the installation’s fence shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday. The suspect had called Ottawa County Central Dispatch claiming he had a bomb in his truck. No bomb was found.

Hawke’s statement speculated that arraignment of the suspect would be Monday.

The term “domestic terrorism” was used in public remarks Sunday, but Hawke’s statement eliminates connection to terrorism in the attack.