State Police Investigates Bomb Threat at State Capitol; Building Secured - Nothing Found

Contact: Lt. Brian Oleksyk, First District Headquarters, 517-898-2552

January 7, 2021

This morning at 6:40 am, a call came into the Michigan State Capitol Facilities Control Office in Lansing, in which a male caller made a bomb threat. Notifications were immediately made to staff who work in the building to ensure their safety. The Capitol was already closed to the public in accordance with normal protocols because there is no legislative sessions scheduled for today.  

Out of an abundance of caution, the Michigan State Police (MSP) sent additional resources to the Capitol to assess the validity of the threat. While the building was being checked and secured, it was temporarily closed to staff. By 9 a.m., the MSP determined the building was safe, and staff were allowed to return.

This threat remains under investigation, and additional information will not be released. Every effort will be made to identify the person who made this threat and prosecute them to the fullest extent the law will allow.