Fatal Stabbing at Chrysler Plant – Car Pro News

The assembly line is running again at a Chrysler factory in Detroit after an employee fatally stabbed his co-worker in view of their colleagues.
Production has restarted at the Jefferson North plant that employs about 3,100 workers on two shifts.
Police said a dispute between two unidentified employees resulted in one employee stabbing the other, then fleeing. The suspect was later found on Belle Isle, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
No motive has been established, and no other employees were injured.
Chrysler officials say no weapons are allowed inside the plant, which does not have metal detectors.
Workers on the first shift were sent home early Thursday. The plant’s second shift was canceled.
The plant makes the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango full-size SUVs.
The names of the men involved were not confirmed by authorities, but coworkers and neighbors identified the man who killed his coworker as Jeff Hunt and the slain coworker as Keith Readus.
Dwane Blackmon, an inspector with the Detroit Police Department’s homicide division, described the stabbing as a face-to-face encounter over ongoing issues.
Hunt’s body was found about 11:30 a.m. He had an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
Police said the knife used in the stabbing was recovered at the plant. Blackmon said the men, described by a Chrysler official only as hourly employees, may have spoken before the attack.
The plant is one of Chrysler’s most high-profile facilities, home to the Jeep Grand Cherokee and other vehicles.


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