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Breaking so I will add as more information comes available.

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police have him in custody according to reports

WESTLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) - A man was taken into custody after a reported bomb threat inside Westland City Hall.
A man with an explosive device is holding hostages inside Westland City Hall, according to CBS Detroit.

Police have locked-down a section of Westland, Michigan near Detroit as the bomb squad has been called in to handle a developing situation at the town’s city hall.

The Michigan State Police bomb squad has been called to the scene, reported WJBK Monday afternoon, and at least two schools in the area have been placed on precautionary lockdown.


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The local ABC station has a helicopter on site but is only posting pictures to their page.

WESTLAND, Mich. (WXYZ)- Chopper 7 is over the scene near Westland City Hall, where police are responding to the report of a man with explosives inside the building.
Michigan State Police tell 7 Action News that their bomb squad is responding to the scene.
Authorities have shut down a stretch of Ford Road near City Hall.
A heavy police presence can be seen surrounding the complex and City Hall is cordoned off at this time.
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