Unclear if law broken in ‘suspicious situation’

The scene where the Kent County Sheriff's Office has set up a perimeter in Plainfield Township. (Feb. 3, 2016)

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities surrounded a home between Grand Rapids and Rockford on Wednesday evening as they investigated a “suspicious situation” — though the nature of that situation is still not clear.

The situation was in the area of Wolverine Boulevard and Northland Drive NE in Plainfield Township.

Kent County Undersheriff Michelle Young told 24 Hour News 8 that authorities were called to the area around 4 p.m. on a report of either shots fired or fireworks. The sheriff’s office then set up a perimeter and attempted to make contact with someone. A couple of nearby homes were evacuated while authorities were on the scene.

About four hours after arriving, authorities left the scene after being unable to determine if any laws had been broken. Young said more people needed to be interviewed before a determination was made.

The sheriff’s office will hand over the information they gather to the prosecutor’s office, which will decide whether charges are appropriate and what those may be.

There were not any reports of injuries.

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