All clear given at MARESA

Police vehicles can be seen parked in the MARESA parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Several agencies were sent to the site for unknown reasons. (Journal photo by Alexandria Bournonville)

MARQUETTE — Police surrounded the Marquette-Alger RESA building Tuesday afternoon due to an unknown threat, later found to be a “technical issue.”

“We responded here for a threat and an alarm,” said an officer on scene. “There’s no threat to the community, there was no injuries. The incident is still under investigation but it appears at face value that it was a technical issue with the alarm system and not anything legitimate as far as an active threat.”

At least ten police vehicles were spread throughout the building’s parking lot and surrounding streets. Officers with long-barreled guns stood at each entrence.

Meanwhile, upwards of 200 people listened to the Marquette County Dispatch Police Scanner waiting to figure out what was happening.

Michigan State Police, Marquette City Police and the Marquette County Sherriff’s Department were all in attendance to address the issue.

“We knew that it was an alarm, but it was the alarm company… they didn’t know where the source of the alarm came from,” the officer said.

Alexandria Bournonville can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 506. Her email address is abournonville@miningjournal.net.


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