Disgruntled employee kills self at Ford’s Woodhaven Stamping Plant in Michigan

PUBLISHED Fri, October 20, 2017 - 9:39am EDT
Credit: WDIV-TV

A disgruntled employee showed up with a gun at Ford's Woodhaven Stamping Plant in Michigan on Friday morning, police say. The employee shot and killed himself and the bomb squad is investigating a suspicious package. (more)

The incident began on early Friday morning when police were called to reports of an active shooter at the Woodhaven Stamping Plant, which is located in Woodhaven in Wayne County. It employs approximately 420 people.

Police later explained that a disgruntled employee had showed up to discuss some sort of labor dispute. The man at one point pulled out a gun but did not fire at anyone else. He eventually committed suicide, police said.

The man also had a suspicious package which he dropped in a hallway and is being examined by the bomb squad.

The call of an active shooter prompted a major response from police and other emergency services. Employees who were working at the plant were evacuated and officers were searching the buildings room by room.

Details about the man's identity or the exact nature of the dispute were not immediately available.

The Woodhaven Stamping Plant was opened in 1964 and covers an area of approximately 360 acres. It currently produces door panels, floor pans, hoods, quarter panels, roofs, tailgates, and truck body sides, according to Ford.

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