LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party said it canceled a Tuesday evening primary watch party in Lansing after a man came to the party’s headquarters and threatened to shoot up the building and burn it down.
Lansing police said officers went to the building Tuesday morning in response to a complaint about a threat, but that the person who allegedly made the threat was not still there. Officers will pay special attention to that area, said police spokeswoman Jordan Gulkis.READ MORE: Federal Judge Retains Jurisdiction In Lawsuit Over Enbridge Pipeline
Police released no other information, including any details about the threat and whether they were investigating or seeking a suspect.READ MORE: Great Lakes Water Authority Asks Residents Impacted By Main Break To Limit Water Usage
Michigan GOP spokesman Gustavo Portela told The Associated Press that the man also yelled at a female staffer, telling her that he “wanted to enslave women.”
The headquarters received several threats throughout the week that were deemed insignificant, Portela said, but the party considered the Tuesday morning encounter to be more serious. He said the Michigan GOP still planned to hold a Republican Unity event on Wednesday with increased security.MORE NEWS: Indiana Man Sentenced For Homicide, Robbery After Targeting LGBTQ Community In Metro Detroit
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