Man attacks Grand Haven Coast Guard station

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 33-year-old Mears man is expected to be arraigned Monday after he drove through a gate and threatened the Grand Haven Coast Guard Station saying he had a bomb.

The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety initially was investigating the incident as a potential act of domestic terrorism but have since determined there was no evidence of this being a terrorist attack.

According to the department, the man crashed his truck through the station gate around 6 a.m. Sunday, then broke in and assaulted Coast Guard personnel. The man was subdued and arrested and no one was seriously hurt.

Ottawa County Central Dispatch contacted the Coast Guard, saying they received a call around 6 a.m. from an unknown man claiming he had a bomb in his truck and was going to blow up the Grand Haven station. The complex and nearby condos were evacuated as a precaution.

The all clear was given around 12:30 p.m. Sunday after no explosive devices were found in the man's truck or in the surrounding area.

The man is also a suspect in a suspicious house fire in Oceana County that was reported around 4 a.m. Sunday on 34th Avenue in Golden Township. The FBI and Michigan State Police bomb squad visited the home which been remodeled to look like an old gas station. The suspect in Grand Haven lived in a residence in that building and was seen there Saturday.

Michigan State Police and the FBI Grand Rapids office are assisting in the investigation.


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