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Michigan man arrested after allegedly claiming to have bomb in trailer at Perry Nuclear Power Plant

The suspect faces charges of making false alarms and aggravated trespass.

NORTH PERRY, Ohio — Editor's note: Video in the player above was published before authorities announced details of the suspect's arrest.

A 33-year-old man from Adrian, Michigan, has been arrested for his alleged role in a "law enforcement situation" that took place at the Nuclear Power Plant in Lake County on Wednesday.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday morning that Michael Fogelsong was booked into the Lake County Jail on charges of making false alarms (a third-degree felony) and aggravated trespass (a first-degree misdemeanor). Additional charges may follow pending an investigation, authorities said.

"Upon arrival, it was found that the male had driven a pickup truck pulling an enclosed trailer to the entrance of the facility," according to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff's Office. "When confronted by plant security, the male claimed to have a bomb in the trailer."

Neither the truck nor the trailer contained any dangerous materials "after a detailed inspection by the Lake County Bomb Squad."

Authorities say their investigation led to Fogelsong's arrest, but investigators are still looking into the situation.

"We want to ensure everyone that there is no ongoing threat or imminent threat to the Perry Nuclear Power Plant," authorities said. "This appears to be an isolated incident."

Falls Communications, which handles public relations for Energy Harbor Nuclear Corporation (the owner of Perry), previously reported that the situation involved two people who mistakenly drove onto the property. Here's the statement they provided to 3News:

"At approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, two individuals mistakenly drove onto the property of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant. Plant security notified local authorities. It was determined the individuals posed no credible threat to the plant or public safety."

Work has since resumed at the facility.

Watch our previous coverage from the scene:


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