HURON COUNTY — If you’re in Bad Axe, you more than likely noticed a helicopter hovering over the city Friday. And, according to Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson, it belongs to the Department of Homeland Security.
“We had several inquiries about the helicopter and who it belonged to,” Hanson said on Friday.
Hanson said he called the Aviation Unit in Detroit to gather more information as to why the helicopter was in the area and what its purpose was.
“I wasn’t satisfied with their answer to say the least, but I was told (the helicopter) was taking photos,” he explained. “I made them well aware that people are concerned, especially with what’s going on in the media.”
The sheriff said he was never made aware, or given any notice, the helicopter would be in the area taking photos.
The Department of Homeland Security did not immediately provide a comment to the Tribune.
An aide of U.S. Rep. Candice Miller said the office hasn’t gotten any calls from constituents regarding the flyovers and was checking to find more information. Miller is vice chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security and chairs the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.