Farmington Hills Woman Arrested for Terrorist Threats at MSU

EAST LANSING, MI – A Farmington Hills woman, who was a student at Michigan State University, is locked up behind bars today after she allegedly made terrorism threats on campus.Sydney Gort

Sydney Gort, 23-years-old, of Farmington Hills, is locked up on a $250,000 bond after she was arrested and charged in connection with two threats made at the school’s campus in East Lansing.

A written threat was found on a wall in the School of Packaging building on campus earlier this month.  Authorities state that this is the second threat that they are attributing to Grot.

Michigan State University Police became aware of a threat of terrorism written on a wall in the Packaging Building. After following up on a number of investigative leads, MSU Police took the suspect into custody. The additional security measures undertaken as a result of this threat have been suspended, and there is no ongoing threat to the MSU community.

The investigation utilized extensive resources of the MSU Police Department and the FBI.

The threat written on the building was “specific and directed toward that building.”

Sydney Grot is charged with two counts of making a terrorist threat. One charge stems from a threat found written Tuesday, November  24th, 2015, on a wall inside a bathroom of the School of Packaging. The second charge is related to a threat made and discovered in April.  Both counts are 20-year felonies under Michigan law.

Grot had been a student at the School of Packaging.  She has since been banned from the campus.

The case has been referred to the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office for review of charges.

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