In an effort to equip the community with the tools needed to keep themselves and others safe, the Michigan State Police has shared eight signs of terrorism or suspicious activity.
From surveillance to elicitation to acquiring supplies, these are the eight signs to watch for, according to the Michigan State Police.
The second is elicitation. This is trying to gain information about law enforcement and/or military operations, people or capabilities. These attempts can be in person, over the phone, by email, or by mail. pic.twitter.com/hjcUtrpHGE— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) January 12, 2021
The fourth sign is acquiring supplies. It could be as complex as weapons and ammo, military uniforms or false id’s. It could also be police uniforms and police lighting. Or gathering concrete pieces or buying pepper spray to use during disturbances. pic.twitter.com/d3IL9kvoTr— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) January 12, 2021
The Sixth sign is a dry run. This includes putting people in position. Conducting a walk through of the event without actually committing the act or crime. Making sure that travel times to and from the event work out. pic.twitter.com/0GiVeZF6up— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) January 12, 2021
Finally Number Eight. And as always it involves money or financing. Suspicious transactions, large withdrawals or deposits. Soliciting for money for criminal activities. These are most visible by those that work in financial institutions or family members pic.twitter.com/IjhRFnGoEh— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) January 12, 2021
MSP also shared a video to encourage the community to say something if they see something:
You can contact the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center by phone at 1-855-MICH-TIP (855-642-4847) or online at www.michigan.gov/michtip.
If you are wondering if you should contact us, you should. If it turns out to be nothing, you still did your part to keep all of us safe. We would rather find out it was not an issue, than miss an actual threat.— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) January 12, 2021