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Police probe bomb threats

Suspicious packages found at 2 facilities

September 22, 2012
By Jackie Stark , Marquette Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - The Marquette County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a rash of bomb threats made Friday against Sawyer International Airport, Sawyer Medical Center, Marquette General Hospital and Northern Michigan University.

According to the sheriff's office, two suspicious packages were located - one at the airport and one at the medical center.

All inbound flights to Sawyer International were canceled Friday, as police waited for a Michigan State Police bomb squad from Gaylord to arrive at the airport.

MGH spokesman David Edwards said the MGH clinic located at Sawyer was closed Friday afternoon. After consulting with police, officials decided the main hospital campus in Marquette would remain open, Edwards said.

No additional information on the suspicious packages was available.

Earlier Friday, a bomb threat made against North Star Academy caused evacuation of the all teachers and students to the MarqTran station on Commerce Drive in Marquette Township. A search of the school found nothing suspicious. Marquette Township Fire and Rescue, Marquette Township Public Works and Marquette County Unit Rescue 131 assisted at the scene.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.



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