Two children left inside locked vehicle at MotorCity Casino

Posted at 12:42 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 14:07:49-04

Detroit police say two children were rescued after they were found locked inside a vehicle at MotorCity Casino on Monday morning.

According to police, a 2-year-old boy and 5-month-old boy were left inside the car. Their dad, according to police, was inside the casino at the time.  

Police say an employee was walking by, saw the children and broke into the car. We're told he managed to get them out safely and turn them over to police.

Police say the car was on the second floor of the casino garage, and the kids were thought to be in there for about an hour before they were found.

MotorCity Casino issued the following statement Monday: 

An observant MotorCity Casino employee noticed the children alone inside the car in our covered parking structure and immediately reported it. We then promptly contacted DPD and took steps to extricate the children from the car and ensure their safety.  The children are fine and the matter is now being handled by law enforcement.

Police have not said whether the father was arrested. The investigation continues.