LANSING (WWJ) – Michigan State Police are urging residents and visitors to be on the lookout for suspicious activity over the Fourth of July holiday.
Police said there are currently no known threats to Michigan, “but recent terrorism-related incidents in Africa, Asia and Europe serve as reminders of the need to remain vigilant at all times.”READ MORE: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
“Everyone plays a role in keeping our communities safe and secure,” Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue said in a statement. “If you see something that appears suspicious or out of place, notify law enforcement immediately – even the smallest tip can make all the difference.”READ MORE: Michigan Reports 7,867 New COVID-19 Cases, 142 Deaths
Being vigilant can be as simple as paying more attention to where you are, knowing how to react if something happens and recognizing potential indicators of suspicious activity or behavior. For instance, when entering a building or moving around a facility, remember where you are located, what floor you are on and make note of the nearest emergency exits and stairwells.
Indicators of suspicious activity include:
- Unattended objects or an object that appears out of place, especially in crowded or public areas
- Individuals exhibiting strange or abnormal behavior
- Someone entering or exiting blocked or unauthorized areas
- Individuals who quickly leave when seen or approached
- A strong odor coming from a building or vehicle
- Someone tampering or interfering with surveillance cameras
- A vehicle that seems out of place
- Someone taking photos, videos or drawings of high-profile or highly populated buildings or structures
- Exposed wiring or other abnormalities
If you see something suspicious, call 911 for emergencies. For non-emergencies, suspicious activity can be reported to the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center at 1-855-MICH-TIP or online at www.michigan.gov/michtip.