UPDATE: Suspect fired shots at troopers before being arrested for damaging MSP vehicles
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (WLUC) - Update: A suspect has been arrested after multiple Michigan State Police patrol vehicles were lit on fire and shot with a rifle Wednesday morning.
The MSP announced that the suspect was taken into custody Thursday after locating him at a property on Riverside Drive in the Sault Ste. Marie area.
During the execution of the search warrant, the suspect, a 39-year-old male from Florida, fired gunshots toward troopers at which time troopers returned fire. The suspect was injured and has been taken by ambulance to My Michigan Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries.
He remains in custody at this time. No officers were injured. The investigation is active and maximum charges are being sought.
The Michigan State Police is being assisted by the ATF, FBI, Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Sault Ste. Marie City Police, Bay Mills Police Dept., Homeland Security Investigation, Sault Tribal Police, Customs and Border Patrol, Sault Ste. Marie Fire Dept, Bruce Township Fire and Kinross E.M.S.
According to the MSP, the suspect is presumed innocent.
Last published: Sep 6, 2023 8:57:27 PM
The Michigan State Police says a suspect should be considered armed and dangerous after they lit multiple MSP patrol vehicles on fire and shot them with a rifle Wednesday morning.
The MSP says this happened around 3:30 a.m. at the Sault Ste. Marie MSP Post. No troopers were in the vehicles at the time.
The suspect is described as a white man wearing camouflage. He was last seen driving a silver Honda CRV southbound on the I-75 Business Loop in Sault Ste. Marie.
The MSP is asking anyone in the area between 3 Mile Road and M-80 on M-129 who may have home surveillance cameras to check activity from 3:15 a.m. and into the morning for any suspicious activity or the suspect vehicle.
The MSP says anyone with information should contact the MSP Sault Ste. Marie Post at 906-632-2217 or call 911. They are also asking the public and media to avoid the area. The MSP Sault Ste. Marie Post was closed Wednesday.
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