Col. Joseph Gasper, with the Michigan State Police, said this case is one of the largest his department his been involved in lately.
“This case is one of the largest cases in recent history that the MSP has been involved in, and I think that the nature of this case is rather unprecedented,” he said at a news conference.
He added that while US may be in a “period of discourse,” right now, law officials are united.
“But it does send a very vivid reminder that while we may be in a time period of discourse — possibly even divisiveness and fighting across the nation — law enforcement stands united,” he said.
“And for those who think that law enforcement is distracted, let me assure you that we are very much engaged with taking our responsibility to protect the public very seriously. We took an oath to protect and defend and to serve, and together we will take swift action against anyone who is planning or seeking to commit violence or harm to anyone in the state of Michigan.”