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Fatal stabbing reported at Chrysler's Jefferson North Plant [Update]

Posted Sep 20th 2012 10:30AM

Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant

According to The Detroit News, one person is dead following a stabbing incident at Chrysler's Jefferson North plant.

Details remain scarce as of this writing, as the stabbing just occurred this morning at the automaker's Detroit, Michigan facility. Jefferson North is where Chrysler produces the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Chrysler officials have not yet comment on the developing matter. Stay tuned to this space for more details as they unfold.

UPDATE: According to CBS Detroit, the man suspected of committing the fatal stabbing at the Jefferson North facility has committed suicide on nearby Belle Isle. The plant has reportedly been idled following the attack. According to one worker familiar with the incident, a fight broke out between a line worker and a material handler, and one of the employees' throats was slit. The suspect immediately fled the scene.

UPDATE 2: Chrysler issued an official statement to Automotive News, saying that "Two employees were involved in an altercation inside the plant. One employee was stabbed and unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene. The Detroit Police Department is currently investigating. Production has been suspended for this morning and employees are being released." Click here for the full report.

UPDATE 3: The Detroit Police have confirmed that the suspect has been found dead on Belle Isle in a red Jeep Wrangler with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

News Source: The Detroit News, CBS Detroit, Automotive News - sub. req.

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