Workers subdue armed intruder at Detroit auto plant

A man with a gun was subdued Saturday by workers when he slipped past security at a Fiat Chrysler factory in Detroit.

The morning shift had just started when the intruder appeared at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, Fox 2 Detroit reported.

Before any shots were fired, about eight workers wrestled the .45 caliber handgun out of the man’s hands and then held him until police arrived and placed him under arrest, the station reported.

He was a former employee at the plant who was on parole in an assault case, according to the station.

His companion works at the factory, police said.

A police spokesman told the Detroit Free Press that the man, who was not identified, was a suspect in a series of carjackings earlier Saturday.

Fiat Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson told the paper the man entered the plant through the shipping yard.

“He was apprehended by plant personnel and disarmed and the police took him into custody and fortunately no one was … harmed and no shots were fired,” she said.

The paper reported that the plant was evacuated and employees from the morning shift were sent home.

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