GR church among several in state labeled ‘target’

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The FBI has joined police in Grand Rapids and Dearborn Heights in investigating a bizarre threat against places of worship across the state.

Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Grand Rapids was one of those places.

The playground outside Westminster Presbyterian’s Day care was quiet Tuesday and the food pantry that serves the needy was closed because of the threat found in Dearborn Heights.

The threat to Westminster and several other places of worship was found in a bag stuffed into a bush outside a Dearborn Heights home. In the bag was an unloaded handgun and a map with several addresses circled.

“The addresses were all religious locations, both Christian churches and one mosque was on there also. The location in Grand Rapids as circled with the word ‘target’ written on it,” Grand Rapids Police Department Lt. Pat Merrill said.

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