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.
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 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.