State Police ask Michigan residents to be vigilant this weekend

Posted at 1:10 PM, Jul 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-01 13:10:46-04

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State Police is asking Michigan residents to remain alert this holiday weekend for suspicious behavior or activity and to notify law enforcement immediately if you see something.

MSP issued the press statement Wednesday.  They say there are no known threats to Michigan at this time, but recent terrorism-related incidents around the world serve as important reminders to remain vigilant.

Police say indicators of suspicious activity include:

  • Unattended objects or an object that appears out of place, especially in crowded or public areas.
  • Individuals exhibiting strange or abnormal behavior.
  • Someone entering or exiting blocked or unauthorized areas.
  • Individuals who quickly leave when seen or approached.
  • A strong odor coming from a building or vehicle.
  • Someone tampering or interfering with surveillance cameras.
  • A vehicle that seems out of place.
  • Someone taking photos, videos or drawings of high-profile or highly populated buildings or structures.
  • Exposed wiring or other abnormalities.

If you see something suspicious, immediately call 9-1-1 for emergencies. For non-emergencies, suspicious activity can be reported to the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center by phone at 1-855-MICH-TIP (855-642-4847) or online at