Employee Kills Self At Ford Woodhaven Stamping Plant

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A temporary part-time employee at Ford’s Woodhaven Stamping Plant shot and killed himself at the facility Friday morning after a labor dispute, reports local ABC affiliate WXYZ. The man has been identified as 21-year-old Jacoby Hennings from Harper Woods – a city just to the east of Detroit, Michigan. The incident resulted in no other injuries.

Woodhaven Deputy Police Chief Scott Fraczek says that a “disgruntled” Mr. Hennings came into the plant Friday, and “a labor relations issue” transpired. “At some point, he presented a gun,” says Fraczek. “He did not fire at anybody. When the officers were called, as they were approaching the subject, he pulled a gun and killed himself.”

It’s not known what the dispute was about, but Woodhaven police say that Hennings had not been fired from his job.

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The plant was evacuated as the situation unfolded, and police searched room-to-room to ensure that there was not a second shooter. The bomb squad was called in to investigate a package near the subject, but that package was not deemed to be a threat. Production at the stamping plant was shut down for the rest of the day.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

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