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Police searching for suspect who climbed Mackinac Bridge

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ST. IGNACE, MI--   Michigan State Police are investigating an incident in which a person illegally climbed the Mackinac Bridge.

Last month Bridge Authority personnel saw a photo from the top of a bridge tower posted on social media. They reviewed an incident from an early November morning when an alarm was activated. Staff investigated but couldn’t determine what triggered the alarm. When the alarm went off several hours later they saw someone leaving the bridge. Police were notified but no suspect was found.

MBA Executive Secretary Kim Nowack says the stunt was inexcusably reckless. She says the person who did it risked their own life and the lives of those crossing the bridge and could have put the lives of emergency personnel at risk if a rescue had been needed.

The person who climbed the bridge faces felony charges of trespassing at a key transportation facility.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.