1 arrested after threat found on wall at Michigan State

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Michigan State University police have arrested a suspect accused of making a threat at one of the school’s buildings this week.

Late Tuesday campus police became aware of a threat of terrorism written on the wall in the School of Packaging Building, University spokesman Jason Cody said Wednesday. They declined to reveal the threat, which was directed at that building.

The threat forced some classes to be moved to other locations on campus.

Police identified and took into a custody a suspect early Wednesday morning after following up on leads. The case will be referred to the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

“The additional security measures undertaken as a result of this threat have been suspended, and there is no ongoing threat to the MSU community,” school officials said in a statement Wednesday.

The building was secured by police and open Wednesday to employees.

The investigation involved the MSU Police Department and the FBI. Terrorism threats are a felony under Michigan law, officials said.


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Associated Press contributed.