Eminem found himself face to face with an intruder inside his home earlier this month.
A spokesperson for the rapper confirms to ET that Eminem did detain an intruder in his home. The suspect entered the rear of the house while security was in the front of the property. The spokesperson clarifies that Eminem's security was not asleep, like earlier reports had suggested. TMZ was first to report the news.
A man named Matthew David Hughes was charged with first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property between $1,000 and $20,000 for the April 5 incident at Eminem's home, according to Clinton Township police Cpt. Richard Maierle. No one was injured in the incident, Maierle also confirms to ET.
Maierle said Hughes gained access to inside the gated community and allegedly used a paving stone to break the kitchen door window to enter the rear of the home at about 4 a.m.
Hughes is still being held on a $50,000 bond at the Macomb County Jail.
Meanwhile, a source close to the situation tells ET that the break-in occurred at around 4 a.m. earlier this month, in the Detroit-area gated community where Eminem lives. The entertainer was awoken by a security alarm after the intruder broke into his home, and found the suspect in his living room. According to ET's source, Eminem's security quickly arrived, followed by police, who took the suspect into custody.
The source also tells ET that Eminem has security out in front of his home 24/7. "Strangers are rarely ever in the neighborhood," a second source exclusively tells ET.
Meanwhile, a source close to the situation tells ET that Eminem has now beefed up security after the incident. The source adds that there was no physical altercation between the intruder and rapper during the incident. A verbal conversation did take place.
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