Man charged in Coast Guard Station attack in Grand Haven


GRAND HAVEN, MI – A 33-year-old man, who first threatened to blow up the Coast Guard Station on Sunday in Grand Haven, was formally charged on Monday, February 9th, 2015.Matthew Krueger

His name is Matthew Krueger.  He is formally charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism and malicious destruction of property. Both are felony charges.




Just after 6am on Sunday, the 33-year-old man was driving a silver Dodge Ram pickup truck that he crashed into the security gate at the Grand Haven Coast Guard station.  He then entered the compound and then the building where he assaulted Coast Guard personnel.

Members of the Coast Guard were able to contain Krueger until Grand Haven Public Safety officers arrived at the scene and arrested him.

It is alleged that Matthew Krueger also called the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office before the crash, saying he was “going to blow up the Grand Haven Coast Guard Station,” police said.

Investigators also believe that he is tied to a fire that occurred in Oceana Township that broke out about 4:30am on Sunday.

Krueger is being held on a $75,000 bond.  If convicted on the charges, he could spend up to 25 years in prison.

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