Body found on Marigny Opera House steps

Body found on Marigny Opera House steps

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A body has been found on the steps of the Marigny Opera House.

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.

Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.