GM plant in Michigan briefly evacuated after worker threatens to shoot himself

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    GM plant in Michigan briefly evacuated after worker threatens to shoot himself

    GM plant in Michigan briefly evacuated after worker threatens to shoot himself
    Automotive News
    April 12, 2013

    A General Motors powertrain plant in the Detroit suburb of Romulus, Mich., was evacuated for a short time this morning after a worker threatened to shoot himself with what turned out to be a starter pistol.

    GM spokesman Bill Grutz said the incident began around 6 a.m., soon after the start of the first shift. About 575 employees were evacuated.

    Plant officials called the police, who took the man into custody. Work resumed at about 7:15 a.m. and no injuries were reported, Grutz said.

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    Re: GM plant in Michigan briefly evacuated after worker threatens to shoot himself

    A starter pistol. That's a non-starter.

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    Re: GM plant in Michigan briefly evacuated after worker threatens to shoot himself

    Sad.

    I have 42 people working for me. There are days when I wonder if something like this could happen in my workplace.
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    Re: GM plant in Michigan briefly evacuated after worker threatens to shoot himself

    And no one asks the obvious question

    Why did he have a starter pistol (or any sort of pistol) at work?
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    Re: GM plant in Michigan briefly evacuated after worker threatens to shoot himself

    Almost as good as one of the Star Ledger headlines:

    "Cops: At diner, the order of the day was murder"

    Some guy tried to hire a hitman to kill his uncle. Incredibly, he wasn't a real hitman.

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    Re: GM plant in Michigan briefly evacuated after worker threatens to shoot himself

    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    And no one asks the obvious question

    Why did he have a starter pistol (or any sort of pistol) at work?
    How else is he going to shoot himself?

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    Re: GM plant in Michigan briefly evacuated after worker threatens to shoot himself

    At least it wasn't anybody else he wanted to shoot. Must have just wanted some attention or something. I've always heard people say when some one does this: They should have let them. But that's not very humane.

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    Re: GM plant in Michigan briefly evacuated after worker threatens to shoot himself

    A starter pistol - obviously this man has issues and was crying out for help. I'm glad this wasn't a real shooting.

    Maybe this is the answer to the national gun debate. Fail a background check, you get a starter pistol.

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    Re: GM plant in Michigan briefly evacuated after worker threatens to shoot himself

    Quote Originally Posted by ByTheLake View Post
    A starter pistol - obviously this man has issues and was crying out for help. I'm glad this wasn't a real shooting.

    Maybe this is the answer to the national gun debate. Fail a background check, you get a starter pistol.
    I Know this is a serious situation but that us just hilarious!

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