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Body found on Marigny Opera House steps

A body has been found on the steps of the Marigny Opera House. Source: Fox 8 A body has been found on the steps of the Marigny Opera House. Source: Fox 8
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A body has been found on the steps of the Marigny Opera House. 

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The body was located Tuesday morning in the 700 block of St. Ferdinand Street. 

According to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Dave Hurlbert, director of the Marigny Opera House, lives across the street from the venue and said he woke up to the sound of a young man shouting between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. He looked out his window and saw emergency lights, and a body on the front steps, according to the report. 

"To my knowledge, it has nothing to do with the opera house," he said Tuesday morning in a phone interview with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. "People sit on the steps a lot. It's kind of a community landmark."

Police said the incident is now being investigated as a suicide, according to the report. 

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