Michigan State Capitol Building evacuated, closed Wednesday after bomb threat

UPDATE: Michigan State Police have announced that all floors and rooms of the capitol had been cleared by noon and that the FBI will be taking over the investigation since multiple government agencies received the same threat.

LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan State Capitol Building was evacuated early this morning due to a bomb threat being emailed to the Michigan State Capitol Commission. 

The building was swept, and Michigan State Police are using the Canine Unit to help ensure the area is free of explosives. 

"In response to a bomb threat made involving the Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing, we can confirm a threat was emailed to a general account for the Michigan State Capitol Commission around 7:45 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 3," the Michigan State Police First District stated on X, formally known as Twitter.

"We are aware of similar threats sent to government agencies across the country. The Capitol was evacuated, the building searched, and the Michigan State Police currently has MSP Canine teams still sweeping the building. Out of an abundance of caution, the Capitol will remain closed for the rest of the day," the post stated. 

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