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Saginaw County deputies train in old downtown Saginaw hotel

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - There was water in the pool, food in the refrigerator, lights on. The Saginaw County sheriff says it reminded him of a creepy Stephen King thriller.

Chills or not, the old Plaza Hotel in downtown Saginaw turned out to be a perfect place for police training. Sheriff William Federspiel says officers practiced hunting for people and drugs and even took a few shots.

The 177-room hotel will be demolished so there was no concern about making a mess. Federspiel tells The Saginaw News that the county jail is using leftover hotel towels and the hotel's former commercial washer and dryer.

He says his deputies "really enjoyed the experience."

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