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Police: Detroit Chrysler factory worker fatally stabs another, kills self

A Detroit Chrysler plant worker fatally stabbed a co-worker Thursday morning and then killed himself at a city park, police said.

Police sources told NBC station WDIV that the assailant was a line worker who stabbed his union steward over a possible affair with his wife, who also works at the plant.

Chrysler said one employee was pronounced dead at the scene at its Jefferson North Assembly plant.

Police told WDIV that the suspect fled the factory after the 8 a.m. stabbing near the loading docks and was found dead at Belle Isle, a park, where he shot himself.


DetroitNews.com identified the stabbing victim as Keith Readus and the suspected assailant as Jeff Hunter.

The Jefferson North plant employs just over 3,000 workers on two shifts. The 3-million-square-foot plant makes the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango full-size SUVs.

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Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson said no other employees were injured.

This article includes reporting by Reuters and The Associated Press.

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