Chrysler Shuts Down Jefferson North Plant Due to Murder-Suicide Incident

On Thursday September 20th at 8 a.m., a Chrysler employee stabbed a male co-worker at the Jefferson North assembly plant located in Detroit Michigan. Sgt. Alan Quinn of the Detroit Police Department informed reporters that the suspect fled the factory and went to Belle Isle Park where he then committed suicide. When police found they suspect, they declared that his suicide was due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Chrysler verified the incident in a short press statement: “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.”

While it remains unclear what caused the altercation, no names have yet been released. The morning of the incident, Chrysler closed the Jefferson North assembly plant and sent home 3,000 employees. The Detroit automakers manufactures the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango full-size SUVs at the facility. There is a possibility that this cease of production can led to some setbacks for Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango customers.

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