Police, FBI Respond to MI Event Offering Condolences for Iran
On Jan. 6 and Jan. 7, the Consulate General of the Republic of Iraq in Detroit will be accepting condolences in Southfield for the members of the Iranian military killed by a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad on Friday.
The Southfield Police and the FBI are responding to the event which some want stopped.
Freep.com shares statements from the Southfield Police and the FBI in Detroit.
Southfield Police Deputy Chief Nick Loussia said, "We have a good relationship with the consulate and are in constant communication. We haven't had any complaints but we will keep an eye on the event."
Special Agent Mara Schneider said, “We are aware of events scheduled, both locally and nationally, in response to recent overseas incidents. The FBI in Michigan is always on guard for potential threats to our community and we are working with our law enforcement partners and staying in close contact with FBI headquarters to assess any threats to our area. While there is no specific and credible threat to this area at this time, we urge the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.”
The event will take place from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., today and tomorrow, at 16445 W. 12 Mile Road in Southfield.