Romulus GM Plant Evacuated on Gun Threat

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

"Romulus Engine employs nearly 800 people.  Hourly employees are represented by UAW Local 163.  The plant produces a variety of V6 and V8 engines that power GM's portfolio.  Romulus-built engines are also used for marine and industrial applications. Over 477,000 engines were produced in the 2012 calendar year. "

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ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say an auto engine plant was evacuated and police took an employee into custody following 911 calls that he had a gun at the facility.

Romulus police Sgt. Corey Sadler tells The Associated Press that officers responded to the General Motors Co. engine plant after the calls about 6:10 a.m. Friday. He says police spoke with the man and cleared everyone else from the facility before taking him into custody about 6:50 a.m.

GM said in a statement its management "took the right precautions."
Sadler says no injuries were reported. He says the man may have wanted to harm himself, so he'll likely be referred for evaluation.
Sadler says officers gave the OK for people to return to the plant, which employs hundreds and makes six- and eight-cylinder engines.

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