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Suspect in burning, shooting Michigan State Police vehicles identified

James Kamal Itani released from hospital, awaits arraignment in Sault Ste. Marie District Court
James Kamal Itani is accused of dousing Michigan State Police vehicles at the Sault Ste. Marie Post with gasoline, lighting them on fire and shooting them on Sept. 6, 2023.

James Kamal Itani is now lodged in the Chippewa County Jail in Sault Ste. Marie after being cleared medically from a downstate hospital after suffering gunshot wounds last week in Bruce Township as police went to arrest him.

Itani faces charges of Possession of a Firearm in Commission of Crime, Assault with Intent to Murder and Arson.

He awaits arraignment later this morning in District Court in Sault Ste. Marie.

SooLeader will have more on this story as information becomes available.