FOX 2's Tim Skubick confirmed that Michigan State Police were investigating a bomb threat that had been phoned in to authorities in the morning.
However, the Capitol remains closed to the public due to coronavirus restrictions
"We do have a confirmed bombed threat that was phoned in to the state capitol or Ingham county police," Skubick said on air Thursday. "The state police with the bomb-sniffing dogs are inside our state capitol making sure there is no device in there and no one is at risk."
A press release from Michigan State Police said that a call came to the Capitol Facilities Control Office in Lansing from a male caller who issued a bomb threat.
MSP took steps to verify the credibility of the threat and by 9 a.m., state police determined the building was safe and staff were allowed to return.
A protest of about 300 people was reported outside Michigan's Capitol building on Wednesday.
A tweet from a state lawmaker showed an alert on their phone showing police responding to the threat at 7:30 a.m.
"MSPD Alert. Capitol Building temporarily closed on Thursday, 1/7/2021 0730 a.m. MSP is investigating a threat at the Capitol building,"
The alert came a day after unrest turned to violence in the nation's capital when thousands of Trump supporters mobbed the capitol building, with several hundred entering inside.
Several other state legislatures reported similar concerns throughout the day on Wednesday.