A suspect is still at large and believed to be in the Chippewa county area Wednesday afternoon after fleeing from police early Wednesday morning.
According to Michigan State Police, the suspect lit multiple police vehicles on fire and also shot at the vehicles. No state Troopers were hurt in the incident . The police is currently searching for a white male wearing camouflage and was last seen driving a silver Honda CRV. He was seen headed south on the Interstate 75 Business Loop, state police said.
The incident prompted schools to be locked. Sault Ste. Marie Michigan schools issued a statement this morning. “Due to an event in Sault Ste. Marie, Sault Schools will be locked from the outside and classes will proceed as normal. Sault PD and Chippewa County Sheriff Department are monitoring the situation and will notify us when to remove the additional security measures . We will notify parents when that occurs.”
Michigan State Police took to social media for the public’s assistance. “We are asking anyone in the area between 3 Mile Rd and M-80 on M-129 who may have home surveillance cameras to check activity from 3:15am and into the morning for any suspicious activity or the suspect vehicle” MSP posted on twitter.
The suspect is at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.