Ford Stamping Plant Shooting in Woodhaven; One Person Dead

Ford Stamping Plant Shooting in Woodhaven; One Person Dead

Screengrab via Fox Detroit

A Ford worker pulled out a gun on the second floor of a stamping plant and killed himself. The incident occurred on the morning of October 20 in Woodhaven, just south of Detroit. Click on Detroit reports that no other injuries are suspected.

The incident is being investigated by the Michigan State Police.

The building is being evacuated by authorities who also say that there is no further threat. Police sources had told ABC Detroit that the “situation is neutralized.” The station later reported that the bomb squad was on scene to investigate a suspicious item close to the body of the shooter. That item was later declared safe by authorities.

According to Ford’s corporate website, the plant was opened in 1964, covers 360 acres and employs 420. The plant works door panels, floor pans, hoods, quarter panels, roofs, tailgates and truck body slides. In February 2014, city officials shot down rumors that the plant was about to close. Though an article from the time mentions that the plant employed “more than 1,000 people.”