Michigan State Police release photos of suspect after patrol vehicles set on fire, shot at

Published: Sep. 6, 2023 at 6:53 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 6, 2023 at 1:40 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Michigan State Police continue to investigate after multiple patrol cars were lit on fire and struck with gunfire in Sault Ste. Marie Wednesday.

Police have released photos of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle. According to Michigan State Police, the suspect was last seen driving southbound on the I-75 business loop.

The photos are attached in the gallery below. Original story with more details continues after the gallery.

“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,” wrote Michigan State Police on X.

Michigan State Police said a suspect should be considered armed and dangerous after allegedly lighting multiple State Police patrol vehicles on fire and shooting them with a rifle. Michigan State Police say the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in Sault Ste. Marie and that no troopers were in the vehicles at the time.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing camouflage and was last seen driving a silver Honda CRV.

The Sault Ste. Marie Post will remain closed on Wednesday. Other State Police Posts will be open with regular lobby hours.

Michigan State Police say anyone with information should contact the MSP Sault Ste. Marie Post at (906) 632-2217 or call 911. They are also asking the public and media to avoid the area.

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