(CBS DETROIT) – Michigan State police officers detained a 60-year-old man from Minnesota after he threatened mosques in the Metro Detroit area.
According to the Dearborn Police Department, on Tuesday, April 2, at about 2 p.m., officers received reports of a possible threat from a 60-year-old male, who allegedly made statements about “blowing up” mosques in the Detroit area.READ MORE: Michigan Announces $1.5 Million Tuition Giveaway, 100 Children To Receive $15,000
The individual was traveling from Minneapolis to Detroit in a blue sedan.
He was arrested on April 12 in Paw Paw, a city on the west side of the state, after intentionally ramming into 11 vehicles “driven by persons of color.”
Police say he also disparaging remarks about women and minorities during encounters with officers.
No weapons or explosives were found in the suspect’s vehicle.READ MORE: AAA Offers 'Tow To Go' Program During Memorial Day Weekend
The Dearborn Police Department says that the individual never entered the city and he is believed to be acting alone.
As a precaution, officers were stationed at all mosques in Dearborn.
The individual is currently being held at Van Buren County Jail pending charges.
Since it involves houses of worship, the FBI will continue to investigate the situation.MORE NEWS: Holiday Travel And Gas: What To Expect At The Pump
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