Department stores in Michigan are preparing for Election Day chaos and boarding up windows.
The Marshall’s store in Dearborn at Westborn Mall sparked fear in the city’s residents after it bordered up its windows. The safety precaution was put in place by company executives.
“According to store management, it is a companywide directive to board the windows prior to Election Day,” according to a post on the Dearborn Police Department’s Facebook page. “Neither the store nor the Dearborn Police Department is aware of any specific threats to Marshalls or any other location within the City of Dearborn.”
The department is assuring residents that they will continue to monitor and respond to any possible threats.
“There is nothing to be concerned about at this time and the police department will continue to work to provide a safe and secure election,” Chief Ronald Haddad said in a statement.