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 1: 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.


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      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      One of the few advantages to being unemployed is that you don't have to worry about workplace violence. From the nature of the crime, this sounds like it was a personal issue between the perp and the victim. Sadly, because the perp took the cowards way out, he cannot be brought to justice for the crime.
      throwback
      • 2 Years Ago
      Unfortunately workplace violence is nothing new. Just last month a guy shot a former co-worker in front of the Empire State building.
        tinted up
        • 2 Years Ago
        @throwback
        Really? How come I never heard about this? Oh wait, I did, over and over again...
      Darlene Clair Rau
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seriously folks. Get a grip! This was a personal issue between to individuals. One was sleeping with the others wife and being a braggart about it. There is NOT ONE single auto plant on the planet that does not have drinking and drugging going on. It is not behavior exclusive to Chrysler and has NOTHING to do with this situation. SVX, not only is that a stupid remark, but it was in bad taste. Rolanie3..if that's how you think, then you should be walking everywhere. All plants have all sorts of people working in them, from the insane to the dedicated and I guarantee you that the majority are decent, hardworking people who care about the quality of their work. I am an autoworker. I do not drink nor do I use recreational drugs, and I am proud of the work I do and so are the people I work with. You dare to categorize all of the workers as a whole with the VERY FEW who make mistakes. Shame on you!
        rolanie3
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Darlene Clair Rau
        No worries! I understand it is hard to detect the sarcasm over the interwebs. I do trust and believe in the American worker - which is why my next purchase will certainly be domestic, and it will be from whomever makes a compact hatchback in a US state :)
      Darlene Clair Rau
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where's the freaking edit button?! Sorry Rolane, didn't see the other comments.
        rolanie3
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Darlene Clair Rau
        No worries! I understand it is hard to detect the sarcasm over the interwebs. I do trust and believe in the American worker - which is why my next purchase will certainly be domestic, and it will be from whomever makes a compact hatchback in a US state :)
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      People get stabbed all the time, what makes this so special or automotive related? Because its at a plant? Hardly going to effect productivity or model selection.
      Jay
      • 2 Years Ago
      They're taking this "Slim Shady" gangsta stuff a bit too seriously.
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jay
        LOL, we'll see if this makes it to the next "Detroit" Chrysler commercial
      rwantinn
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow. Two people are dead, and out come the Detroit and UAW jokes. Kind of sad, actually.
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rwantinn
        Better than being a holier than thou hypocrite and pretending like you actually care about some random person in Detroit you've never even heard of yet alone met or care about in any way. Or do you set aside time to read the obituaries every morning, and get choked up at the dozens listed every day in your very own neck of the woods?
          Chris
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ducman69
          I may not get all choked up about this, but it's still a sad story. I can't help but feel for all involved in this incident. What annoys me is some of the haters coming on here and using this incident as an excuse to take digs at Chrysler, Detroit, the UAW, and the Big 3. Never mind that these types of things can, and do, happen everywhere.
          Ducman69
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ducman69
          Just for that I'm going to eat lots of spinach and take all my vitamins to live extra long just to spite you.
      Rob J
      • 2 Years Ago
      I suppose that knife was imported from Detroit... An import into that guys rib cage.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        Fazzster
        • 2 Years Ago
        Wait a second, let's compromise and ban all fully auto assault knives.....but leave some loopholes so we purchase the parts separately....
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        But then they will just use bats with nails in them. And every year the bats and the nails will get larger and larger, until some day they build a bat with a nail so large that it destroys them all!
      bond0007
      • 2 Years Ago
      thats detroit for ya
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bond0007
        [blocked]
      Abarthlyness
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow... lots of classy comments in here. I agree that this isn't all that "automotive related" ... but please try to show some respect, no?
      Diz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't worry. The UAW will still file a grievance for not having grief counselors available.
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