UPDATE (4:48 P.M. – 03/08/2023) — East Lansing City Hall is no longer on lockdown.
City Hall’s doors were locked earlier on Wednesday as the East Lansing Police Department investigated a “potential threat” directed at East Lansing, officials said.
East Lansing Public Schools were also closed for the day on Wednesday.
East Lansing announced that it has traced an IP address that is allegedly connected to the threatening posts. The East Lansing Police Department is conducting a search at the IP’s location and interviewing people to gather more information on who made the threatening posts.
“At this time, ELPD has concluded that there is no direct threat to the community at large, and security measures at East Lansing City Hall have been lifted. ELPD will continue to provide updates to the community as they become available,” the online update stated.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — East Lansing Public Safety sent a notice Wednesday saying that the City Hall doors have locked due to a potential threat.
East Lansing officials announced that the East Lansing Police Department is investigating a threat associated with the department.
“ELPD is actively investigating a potential threat associated with the ELPD. We have locked all City Hall doors. ELPD staff will be present at the doors,” the statement read.
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