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Threat cleared at Michigan National Guard Armory

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Detroit — Officials cleared a bomb threat late Wednesday at the Michigan National Guard Armory after a caller threatened to shoot responding officers, state police said Thursday.

Officials were called around 6:45 p.m. to the armory on Eight Mile near Ryan, according to a Michigan State Police press release Thursday.

An unknown caller claimed he had placed a bomb on armory grounds, state police said. He also indicated he had a sniper rifle and would kill any officers responding to the call.

Officials with the state police assisted the Detroit Police Department, the Wayne State University police, and the FBI Joint Terrorist Task Force in the investigation.

K9 and bomb squad units searched the property and found no explosive material, state police said. The scene was cleared by 9 p.m.

HFournier@detroitnews.com

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