Citizen Mistakes Construction Worker for Suspicious Person at YMCA

Port Huron, MI — On Monday, August 31, 2020 at 7:59 a.m., a citizen observed a suspicious male dressed in tactical clothes with a mask on enter the west side entrance of the YMCA, 1525 3rd Street, Port Huron. About fifteen minutes later the citizen called Central Dispatch and advised what was observed. The citizen believed the suspicious male was armed and placed the call to 911 with good intent. 

Police responded inside the building. Employees and children participating in daycare were secured in a safe area. Port Huron Police Patrol, Criminal Investigative Division along with members of the Michigan State Police, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office and Marysville Police created a perimeter outside the building. Officers checked the building while the construction crew was interviewed. 

Citizens picking up or dropping off their children were advised to wait until the building was secure. After the building was thoroughly searched, video footage revealed the suspicious person described was the construction worker who was unarmed when he entered the building 

The YMCA is back open for daycare. We would like to thank the YMCA for their cooperation and their safety procedures and protocols that they have in place. 

Submitted by the Port Huron Police Department