Murder-Suicide Of Chrysler Workers Followed Fight On Plant Floor, Police Say

Chrysler Jeep plant stabbing dead
Chrysler Jeep plant stabbing dead



Story updated on Sept. 21 at 10:15 am.

Two Chrysler workers are dead after a fight at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit on Thursday morning, police said.

The incident began at around 7:55 a.m. Thursday when a male employee allegedly slit the throat of a coworker on the plant floor. Jeff Hunt was identified as the attacker, and Keith Readus as the victim, according to local press reports. Readus died on the spot. After the altercation, Hunt apparently immediately fled the Chrysler plant, according to local station WWJ-TV. The Jefferson North plant was immediately placed on lockdown, reported the Detroit News. (Grief counselors were invited onto the site to meet with the staff, as pictured above.) Shortly after, Hunt was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a red Jeep Wrangler in nearby Belle Isle Park, which is on an island in the Detroit River.