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Preparations Made for MSU Game in Shooting Incidents


Tens of thousands of people will be headed into East Lansing for the MSU-Nebraska game and the Ingham County Sheriff's Office and Michigan State Police Lansing Post have teamed up to put some fears to rest.


"The reason we want to do this is to reassure motorists that it's safe to drive out there and like I said in the past, you're more likely to get in an accident on that corridor than you would get shot at," said Ingham County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth.

While extra patrols have already been ramped up over the past few weeks, this Saturday you can expect to see more along I-96 between the Livingston County line to US-127.


"You're going to see one probably in the general area of every turn around on the freeway and then our regular patrol on top of that so it will be a significant number," said Wriggelsworth.

"We want to ensure the public safety and people are resilient by nature. So we want to ensure we're doing everything we can. There's an expectation from the public that were going to protect them and that's what were going to be out there re-enforcing," said Lt. Kyle Bowman with MSP.

Only three of the 24 shootings actually happened on I-96, the rest on intersecting highways, so they'll still be keeping a watchful eye on places like M-52 and Grand River.

If you have any information call 1-800-Speak-Up or CrimeStoppers at 517-483-Stop.

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