Muskegon Co. Airport, nearby school locked down

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WOOD) — The Muskegon County Airport in Norton Shores was locked down Tuesday afternoon after receiving a threatening phone call.

Airport manager Marty Piette told 24 Hour News 8 that the call came in just before 3 p.m. from someone who claimed to be in the parking lot with a gun and then threatened the airport. Airport officials called police.

Authorities searched the airport property west of Grand Haven Road and north of Porter Road, but did not find a suspect or gun.

Piette said no flights were affected because there were not any scheduled for the time the lockdown was in effect.

Western Michigan Christian High School, which is across the street from the airport, was also placed on lockdown due to the situation, members of the school administration confirmed.

Parents who contacted 24 Hour News 8 they were not allowed to pick up their children from the school due to the lockdown.

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