State police search building, check for explosives

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Officials are executing a “high-risk” search warrant on a building that crews feared may be rigged with explosives Thursday on the Detroit/Hamtramck border, according to Michigan State Police.

“Right now we’ve sent our bomb squad robots inside and we currently have our emergency support team searching the interior of the building with one of our tactical entry dogs,” Lt. Mike Shaw said of the search on Ryan near Nancy. “Once we’ve cleared the building and determined that it’s safe, we’re turning it over to the Drug Enforcement Administration who will finish up their investigation.”

The warrant is for narcotics violations, Shaw said. He did not have further details on whether a suspect or suspects have been arrested at the scene, referring questions to DEA officials who confirmed the search Thursday.

“We are executing a federal search warrant at 17300 Ryan Road,” said Special Agent Rich Isaacson with the DEA’s Detroit field division. “It’s part of an ongoing investigation so at this point we’re not commenting any further.”

State police made a “hard entry” using a tactical truck with a boom attached to the front, Shaw said. Troopers have not located any explosives inside but the search and investigation remained ongoing late Thursday morning.

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