POLICE: Carjacker targets undercover cop; Officers find booby traps in backyard and cameras in trees

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police have nabbed a suspected carjacker who, they say, tried to rob an undercover cop who was conducting surveillance in the area.

When officers searched a vacant house connected to the suspect, they found the backyard had been booby-trapped with trip wires and a surveillance system that included cameras in the trees.

Sources say the suspect, in his early 20s, may be connected to at least 10 carjackings in the area, as well as other armed robberies and narcotics.

Detroit Police Special Operations units with the 10th & 12th precincts and B&E Task Force are being credited with making the arrest of the suspect they call "dangerous" and a threat to innocent citizens.

During a search of the west side house, police found an AK-47 with ammunition, they say, could easily pierce bullet-proof vests and vehicles.

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