Ottawa Co. authorities send alert amid ‘ongoing investigation’

Ottawa County
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HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say an alert telling Holland-area residents to shelter in place Sunday was sent as part of an “ongoing investigation,” though they did not explain the nature of that investigation.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said the alert went to people within about half a mile of the intersection of 136th Avenue and James Street in Holland Township. Residents got a second notification when the situation was over.

News 8 viewers shared screenshots showing they received the first alert on their phones around 5 p.m. and the second around 5:30 p.m. Neither notification explained what was happening.

In an evening press release, authorities said only that teams were out along 136th for about an hour as they helped detectives with an investigation. They would not say what they were doing or if anyone was arrested.

The sheriff’s office did tell News 8 there was not and is not a threat to the community.

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