Mystery package full of hand tools prompts power outage

UPDATE (8:45 p.m.) – While precautions for the worst case scenario were taken, Michigan State Police officials have reason to feel relief after a suspicious package was found at a Consumers Energy sub station in Brooklyn. Consumers Energy had to cut power to thousands of residents for about an hour.

It all started around 3 p.m. Thursday when utility workers discovered the package inside a fenced area. Officials say the package was placed under a large piece of equipment and was wrapped in plastic with duct tape. After a long and careful investigation, state police determined the package contained a variety of hand tools. Due to where the package was placed, police believe it was put there intentionally.

If you have any information about the package, you’re asked to call Columbia Twp. Police by dialing 517-592-3122.

BROOKLYN, MI (WLNS) – A suspicious package at a Jackson County substation is forcing the electric company to cut power so police can investigate.

Michigan State Police are looking into a suspicious package was found Thursday afternoon in a Consumers Energy substation in Brooklyn.

Consumers Energy says Brooklyn-area customers will be affected by an electric interruption. They don’t know how long the power will be out.

Additional substations were affected in order to investigate. In Napoleon Twp., about 3,800 customers were affected, but service has since then been restored.

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