Man arrested after threats to blow up Grand Haven Coast Guard Station (Updated)

GRAND HAVEN, MI – Police initially thought an act Domestic Terrorism had occurred at the Coast Guard Station in Grand Haven by a 34-year-old man.Grand Haven

Just after 6am on Sunday, a 34-year-old man driving a silver Dodge Ram pickup truck crashed into the gate at the Grand Haven Coast Guard station.  The suspect is not from the Grand Haven area.

“A male suspect crashed his truck through the security gate then entered the compound and then entered the building.  Once inside, he attacked Coast Guard personnel,” Grand Haven Public Safety Director Jeff Hawke said.

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

The suspect had called the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office before the crash, saying he was “going to blow up the Grand Haven station,” police said.

Due to the bomb threat, police initially investigated the incident as an “act of domestic terrorism” because it was an attack on a federal building.

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

Authorities are trying to determine if the suspect worked alone or if others are involved in the incident.