Police investigate attempted break-in at Arab American News office

- Police are investigating an attempted break-in at the Arab American News office in Dearborn.

Eleven staff members and an editor were in the newsroom overnight, which is common for any newsroom, when they heard a noise around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Surveillance video shows two suspects were at the rear door, and one of those suspects had a hammer or similar weapon and struck the glass in the door four times. Employees say the noises sounded like gunshots.

"In the newsroom, we heard shots. Something sounded like four shots - pow, pow, pow, pow," says editor Osama Siblani. "So I called everybody to lay down; I thought immediately we were being fired at - an assassination. So, I went to the conference room, peeked in and I saw the glass ... I saw the door broken into."

The glass at the back door is bulletproof glass, because Siblani says this isn't the first time this building has been targeted. Siblani says he decided to put the bulletproof glass in after the building was firebombed 12 years ago.

If you recognize the men in the surveillance video or know anything about this crime, you're asked to contact the Dearborn Police Department.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates. 


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