MSP investigating incident at Michigan House gallery

Michigan Muslim Capitol Day
Posted at 4:32 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 16:32:03-04

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Michigan State Police say they are investigating a confrontation that occurred on Wednesday between three people trying to sit in the Michigan House of Representatives gallery and members of the House Police Department.

Around 10:15 a.m., the three people entered the gallery to view the session, but they were told the gallery was closed and asked to leave.

The three people proceeded to stay in the gallery, and House sergeants attempted to remove them using force.

Video shows some of the women being dragged out of the gallery.

MSP was not involved in the altercation, but a MSP state properties security sergeant did enter the gallery and verbally intervened to separate the individuals.

One person did leave the Capitol building by ambulance at her request for medical assistance.

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