Friday, Nov. 18 — City Hall and Police Department employees
returned to work this morning after a bomb threat against police headquarters
downtown closed and evacuated both buildings for almost two hours.
Lansing police Lt. Noel Garcia said an anonymous caller told
central dispatchers shortly after 9 a.m. that a bomb had been placed in police
headquarters, on Michigan Avenue next to City Hall Police evacuated both
buildings while canine units were brought in to sweep the floors of both buildings.
Other area units, including the Michigan State Police
Department, came in to assist with the search, which yielded “no suspicious
packages and no suspicious devices,” Garcia said. The buildings reopened at
about 11 a.m. and employees were allowed to return to work.
Police are investigating to determine the identity of the
anonymous caller, Garcia said. He said they have no leads.
Garcia said the threat should have no bearing on the Silver
Bells celebration this evening and encouraged area residents to attend the
celebration, saying the department was “well prepared” for the event.
“We’re gearing up for a wonderful Lansing Silver Bells,” Garcia