FLINT, MI – Production was shut down today at Flint’s GM Truck Assembly Plant when an employee took his own life around 2:30 this afternoon. The plant is located at G-3100 Vanslyke Road, Flint, MI. The front door to the plant was blocked by crime scene tape at 2:45pm.
From what MI Headlines has been able to learn from commentary of those who knew this individual, he was a line production employee who was distraught over the breakup of a relationship that he had been involved in. Those who knew him have said that about 20 minutes before he took his life, he posted on Facebook his reasoning for doing so. Oddly enough, some wondered or speculated about how General Motors may have played a part in his death.
Flint Police confirm a gun was used but there were no other injuries and no other shots fired.
In a statement, GM said, “Tragically, an employee at GM’s Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan took his life this afternoon. No one else in the plant was injured. We’re working with local authorities as the incident is investigated. Our condolences and deepest sympathies go to the employee’s family and colleagues.”
Production resumed at the plant starting with the second shift at 5:30 p.m. and third shift was told to report to work Tuesday night. The individuals name has not been released at this time.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, there is help available. Please look into that before taking any steps that cannot be reversed.