GM worker released from hospital after stabbing at Wentzville plant – Automotive News (subscription) (blog)

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017

A worker at General Motors’ Wentzville assembly plant in Missouri has been released from the hospital after being stabbed five times Wednesday night at the plant, according to officials.

The nonfatal incident occurred at about 10:45 p.m., police said. Production at the 3.7-million-square-foot facility was not impacted, according to plant spokesman Darin Copeland.

“There was no impact on operations here other than security involvement,” he said Thursday morning. “It’s an isolated incident, and our site is secure. There is no known risk to other GM employees.”

Wentzville Police Major Paul West said a suspect had been identified but was not in custody as of Thursday morning. He said the alleged assailant is not a GM employee. He declined to provide any additional details.

“The case is still unfolding,” he said. “We’re not giving out details at this time.”

The plant’s roughly 4,300 hourly workers operate on three shifts and a flex shift to produce the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans and Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups.

The stabbing, according to Copeland, is “not related to any previous threats at the plant,” including an incident last year that involved threats against minorities being scrawled on bathroom walls at the facility.

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