Fourth & Liberty

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Fourth Avenue is blocked off between Liberty and William, next to the federal building. Ann Arbor police officers are stationed at Fourth & Liberty, and ATF agents (from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) are at Fifth & Liberty. Update: Officers are investigating a “suspicious package.” Final update: As of 2:15 p.m. the street is reopened to traffic and officers are leaving the scene.

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  1. May 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm | permalink

    I also saw at least one US Marshall out there. Any idea what’s happening?

  2. By Mary Morgan
    May 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm | permalink

    I just talked with Lt. Angella Abrams of the Ann Arbor police department. She said a citizen pointed out a suspicious package along Fourth Avenue, about 100 feet south of Liberty. Because it’s in a high traffic area (near AATA’s Blake Transit Center), they took the precaution of closing the street while they investigate, she said. They’re bringing in the canine unit.

  3. By Mary Morgan
    May 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm | permalink

    AATA is now staging its buses along William, between Fourth & Fifth, until officials re-open Fourth. Michael Ford, AATA’s CEO, is on the scene and reports that William is the standard backup location if access to Blake is closed.

  4. By Sam
    May 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm | permalink

    Ron Paul Announces Presidential Run and Military Preparing for Martial Law…:))

  5. May 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm | permalink

    Here’s a [photo] at Fourth & William. AATA CEO Michael Ford is the guy in the suit with the peach-colored shirt. Note the folks watching from the vantage point of the carport roof at Muehlig.

  6. By Mary Morgan
    May 13, 2011 at 11:19 pm | permalink

    Here’s a first-person account posted on Automobile magazine’s blog – the “suspicious package” was a press kit they had tried to recycle. [link]