The U.S. Capitol in Michigan was temporarily closed Thursday due to reports of a threat, State Senator Mallory McMorrow said, citing local police.
“The Capitol Building is temporarily closed Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, as of 7:30 a.m. Michigan State Police are investigating a reported threat at the Capitol Building,” the police said in a statement posted by the senator on Twitter.
Fox television noted that there had been earlier reports of a possible bomb threat at the Capitol building in Michigan. Law enforcement officials are conducting a background check.
Senator McMorrow also wrote that this happened against the backdrop of the events outside the Capitol in Washington the day before, and called it egregious that many participants in yesterday’s incidents were escorted out of the building and simply sent home.
In the United States the day before, unprecedented riots took place in which supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington. A woman died from gunshot wounds, and three more people died in the riots from non-violent causes. Meanwhile, Congress, amid the riots and curfew in Washington, D.C., approved the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States. Trump promised that there would be an orderly transfer of power to the president-elect on January 20, even though he himself does not agree with the results of the country’s presidential election.