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Fake gun prompts lockdown at GM proving grounds in Milford

A fake gun prompted a lockdown Friday morning at the General Motors proving grounds in Milford.

The Detroit Free Press reports that the incident began at about 10 a.m. after a person was spotted carrying what appeared to be a rifle inside one of the buildings at the facility.

The guns, however, were mock-ups of real weapons and were being used as part of a testing procedure for vehicles GM makes for law enforcement agencies. Milford Police confirmed with the Free Press later that officers were at the Proving Grounds, but said there was no threat and any details about the incident would need to come from GM.

GM confirmed that it was a “false alarm.”

“There was a workplace situation earlier today,” Maria Raynal, a GM spokeswoman told the paper. “Police responded accordingly. All employees are safe. Work has resumed at the campus.”

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