Man arrested for break-in at Detroit Opera House

Suspect leads security guard to police officers who got locked in stairwell while searching for him

By Charles Jackson, Halston Herrera - Digital news editor

DETROIT - A man who is accused smashing his way into the Detroit Opera House early Tuesday morning was arrested when he went to tell a security guard about two police officers who were locked inside a building stairwell.

Local 4 has learned that the suspect used a rock to shatter a glass door of the Opera House before going inside and trying to get cash from a register in the building's restaurant area.

While he was inside, two police officers went in to try to find him -- but walked through two doors that locked behind them.

The suspect, who had been hiding behind a bar, found a security guard in the building and led the guard to the officers who were stuck in the stairwell.

Once the doors were unlocked and the officers freed, the suspect was arrested.

Sources told Local 4 the man didn't get away with anything from the Opera House.

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