Suspect Charged In Coast Guard Attack
A 33-year-old Oceana County man is charged in the attack on the U.S. Coast Guard station in Grand Haven.
Matthew Krueger of Mears was arraigned Monday in Ottawa County District Court on charges of making a false report or threat of terrorism and malicious destruction of property over $1,000. If convicted of both counts, he faces up to 25 years in prison.
Krueger also could face federal charges because the Coast Guard station is federal property.
Authorities say Krueger crashed a truck through the gate of the Coast Guard station breaking into the facility Sunday morning.
Police say he assaulted Coast Guard personnel and claimed to have an explosive device inside his truck. But Michigan State Police bomb technicians found no explosives on the vehicle.
Coast Guard personnel were evacuated following the bomb threat but operations resumed later in the day.
No Coast Guard members were injured during the incident.
Earlier on Sunday morning, Krueger's residence near Mears burned. Authorities are calling that fire suspicious.
Krueger is being held in the Ottawa County Jail.
-Michigan Radio Network