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UPDATE: Pipeline protestor in tree comes down


UPDATE: Cass County Sheriff Joseph M. Underwood Jr reported that the woman involved in the protest of the Enbridge Pipeline has come down from the tree without incident.  The woman was not identified because the information regarding this case will be forwarded to the Cass County Prosecutor's Office for review.



An Enbridge spokesperson tells FOX28 that the main concern for the woman protesting the Enbridge pipeline from 40 feet up in a tree is safety.

The protestor says she will come down from the tree by 5 this afternoon. Police say they won't arrest her if she comes down by that time. The woman is not trespassing, since the tree she is in is not on Enbridge property.

Originally there were 4 protestors- 3 of whom helped the woman get in the tree. When police arrived, the remaining 3 protestors fled the scene.

Currently, Patterson Hill Road at Mann Road is blocked off to the public by the sheriff's department.

A person in Cass County is protesting the Enbridge pipeline from 60 feet up in a tree.

The Cass County Sheriff's office was contacted a little after 8 this morning by Enbridge to report possible protesters on the right of way of the pipeline project.

Deputies on the scene on Patterson Hill Road, south of Huffman Street in Newburg township are talking with the subject in order to end the protest, peacefully and safely.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office, Michigan State Police, Pokagon Tribal Police, and Newburg Ambulance Service are all on the scene.

We have a crew on the way to the scene. Stay with FOX28 for updates as they become available.

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