The US Michigan police, on Thursday, temporarily closed the state Capitol building, citing a report about an explosion threat.
And the state secretary, Mallory McMorrow, quoted, via “Twitter”, a warning message from the police, saying that they had temporarily closed the Capitol building until 07:30, explaining that they were investigating the existence of a threat.
“This will continue if there are no consequences. That is why it is so outrageous that so many of those involved in yesterday’s events were just picked up from the United States Capitol and sent home,” McMorrow commented on the news.
Later, the Associated Press reported in a news reported by McMorrow that the police had reopened the Michigan Capitol to employees and lawmakers after inspecting the building to ensure there was no threat of explosion.
This morning, Michigan.
Without consequences, this will keep happening. This is why it's so egregious that so many involved in yesterday's events were simply escorted out of the US Capitol and sent home. pic.twitter.com/AgA7uJvl54
— Mallory McMorrow (@MalloryMcMorrow) January 7, 2021
Yesterday evening, Wednesday, a group of Trump supporters stormed the Congress headquarters while it was holding meetings to approve the results of the presidential elections, which were won by Democrat Joe Biden, after a rally in which the current US president renewed his refusal to recognize the victory of his opponent.
Police units and special forces were later able to clear the congressional building of the intruders for lawmakers to announce their approval of the results of the vote, and these unprecedented disturbances led to the killing of 4 people and the arrest of about 50 others, while Trump pledged after these events to implement an organized process of transferring power despite his refusal to accept these results.