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Police secure man with explosive device in Westland, Michigan

Published time: May 13, 2013 18:16
Edited time: May 13, 2013 18:59
Westland Michigan City Hall. (Image from / photo by Dwight Burdette)

Westland Michigan City Hall. (Image from / photo by Dwight Burdette)

A man has been detained by police near Detroit, Michigan after reportedly entering Westland City Hall claiming to have explosives.

Authorities confirmed around 1:30 p.m. local time that the suspect has been secured, but not before a brief scare that was initially reported to involve hostages.

Police locked-down a section of Westland, Michigan early Monday afternoon and additional units were called in to investigate the situation. The Michigan State Police bomb squad was deployed to the scene, reported WJBK, and at least two schools in the area were placed on precautionary lockdown.

Reportedly, a man entered Westland City Hall with explosives, but police declined to comment further other than telling local media there’s “a situation.”

We heard there’s a bomb situation at City Hall,” Kristen McRae, who works at Griffith Veterinary Hospital near City Hall, told the Detroit Free Press. “We have a chopper flying above. There’s a heavy police presence.”

I heard it’s a hostage situation,” an employee of a nearby Boston Market restaurant added to CBS.

Westland, MI is located around 16 miles west of Detroit and is the tenth largest city in the state of Michigan.

Comments (36)


Benjamin Richard Hibbard 14.05.2013 07:11

Just another local crackheads. We have a lot around here. Ford rd was blocked and retards trying to turn onto it. I had to sit in traffic while they merged back onto Wayne rd. Apparently signs with "ROAD CLOSED" and trucks blocking road means come on in.

Anonymous user 14.05.2013 04:31

Yeah, dont tell them til the director shows up to get the most punch out of this and make it worse.

Anonymous user 13.05.2013 22:20

I live in Westland. My school was locked down :(

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