Suspect in custody following 'credible threat' at LCC

LANSING, MICH. - A suspect believed to have made a threat against Lansing Community College has been apprehended, according to an alert the college sent to students. 

The alert says classes are expected to resume Thursday. 

LCC closed at least three of its campus locations due to what was described as a "credible threat" in an alert sent shortly before 2:30 p.m. by the college. 

The closure impacted the college's Downtown, West and East campus locations. 

An announcement over the loud speaker at the downtown campus Wednesday afternoon instructed all students and staff to evacuate the building. 

Officials declined to immediately elaborate on the nature of the threat, and communications staff was not available for comment. A campus police officer said the college will release more information later today in a press release.

LCC's downtown campus is located near Shiawassee Street and Capitol Avenue in Lansing, its east campus is located in East Lansing, and its west campus is located off Snow Road in Lansing. 

The evacuation caused a minor traffic jam around 2:30 p.m. as people left the downtown campus. LCC workers directed cars and prohibited people from entering the school's parking garage of Grand Avenue.

Authorities from the LCC Police Department, Lansing Police Department, and Eaton County Sheriff Department are on scene. 

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