Alleged threat made against poll watcher

DETROIT (WXYZ) - An alleged threat was made to a voting poll watcher at the 289 polling location in Detroit.

A spokesperson for the Michigan Republican Party issued a statement saying the poll watcher went inside and was threatened by a voter who said he had a badge and a gun.

At first it was stated that a 911 call was made and police never showed up to assist. That statement has been retracted by the Michigan Republican Party.

A 911 call was never placed for help in the incident. Many poll workers at the polling location tell 7 Action News there were no altercations.

Due to the accusations, the Detroit Police Department will be issuing a statement.

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