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General Motors plant Michigan is in lockdown after employee shoots dead his co-worker

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General Motors plant in Michigan in lockdown after an employee shoots dead his co-worker after an argument

  • The suspect, who has not been named, shot and killed a co-worker at around 1.30am on Thursday inside the Lake Orion plant in Michigan
  • Staff arrived for their early morning shifts but were turned away by police
  • The suspect is in custody but he is yet to be charged 

A General Motors assembly plant in Michigan is in lockdown after an employee shot dead a co-worker this morning. 

The suspect is in custody but the plant in Lake Orion remains closed off. 

Neither the suspect nor the victim has been identified. FOX News reports that both were employees at the plant. 

The scene at the Orion plant in Michigan on Thursday morning after an employee shot a co-worker dead inside. Photo courtesy of FOX reporter Charlie Langton

The scene at the Orion plant in Michigan on Thursday morning after an employee shot a co-worker dead inside. Photo courtesy of FOX reporter Charlie Langton 

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Police at the General Motors plant in Lake Orion, some 40 miles northwest of Detroit, after a murder inside the plant on Thursday morning

Workers arrived at the plant on Thursday for their shifts but were turned away by police. Neither the suspect nor the victim has been named

Workers arrived at the plant on Thursday for their shifts but were turned away by police. Neither the suspect nor the victim has been named 

Police say the men had an argument inside the plant at around 1.30am.

They have not issued any further details. More details are expected from police later today. 

The plant in Lake Orion employs around 1,200 workers. It has employed thousands in the town since it opened in 1983. 

It’s unclear where exactly inside the expansive plant the murder took place. The plant sits across 433 acres. 

The General Motors Assembly plant in Orion employs more than 1,200 people

The General Motors Assembly plant in Orion employs more than 1,200 people 

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