- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FREELAND, Mich. (AP) - A sheriff says he’s increasing security at MBS International Airport in Michigan following an attack by a machete-wielding man at an airport in Louisiana.

Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel says that starting last Saturday members of the sheriff’s department have been at the airport in Freeland, Michigan, more frequently and in greater numbers, using reserve officers to increase the law enforcement presence.

The Saginaw News (https://bit.ly/1BlxngP ) reports that Federspiel says “we’re in a state of vigilance.”

The sheriff’s department has a contract with the airport to provide security. He says the law enforcement presence serves as a deterrent.

Federspiel also says the number of bomb-sniffing dog sweeps at the facility has increased.

The 63-year-old machete-wielding man was shot Friday night at New Orleans’ international airport and died Saturday.

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Information from: The Saginaw News, https://www.mlive.com/saginaw

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