Slot Machine Player: ‘Inside The Casino, We Heard It, We Felt It’ Of Explosions In Greektown

DETROIT (WWJ) – A series of underground explosions rock several buildings in and around Greektown Wednesday night.

The blasts, thought to be electrical in nature, appeared to be centered underneath Fishbone’s restaurant on Monroe between Brush and Beaubien streets — sending manhole covers flying into the air.

The restaurant was evacuated and the owner, Nico Gatzeros, says that they’ll be ready to open the doors on Thursday because no damage was done inside. “It was an outside related issue — with regard to the energy provider – and we never even lost power.”

Victor Bryant was playing the slots at the nearby Greektown Casino when it happened. “Inside the casino, we heard it, we felt it,” he said.

“I was inside the casino, on a slot machine, we heard a boom and the whole building of the casino shook,” says Bryant. “Everybody started looking around like what was going on — so I cashed out and came outside.”

 

DTE spokeswoman Roneisha Mullen telling WWJ that they are working on fixing the issue. “At this time we suspect it’s an underground cable failure – it will take us some time to confirm that — that our crews are on the scene investigating and working to correct the situation there.

Several surrounding blocks were cordoned off by police and fire and there were some evacuations.

So far, no word of any injuries.

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