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Michigan Capitol building back open after earlier threat

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Posted at 8:14 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 12:22:17-05

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

Michigan State Police say that at 6:40 p.m., a call came into the Michigan State Capitol Facilities Control Office where a man made a bomb threat.

Michigan State Police swept the building and determined it was safe. The threat remains under investigation.

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 violent protesters breached the U.S. Capitol and other state Capitol buildings were under siege as the Congress gathered to certify the Electoral College votes.