Man threatens to take life, causes evacuation at Romulus GM plant

ROMULUS, Mich. — A gunman accused of causing an evacuation at a GM plant only shot off blanks.

Friday morning police say the long-time employee at the Romulus, Mich. plant was carrying a starter pistol.

Police say management took the right steps by evacuating the facility and calling police.

Officers say he did it to raise attention to unpleasant work conditions.

"He got what he felt he had to say out. He placed the gun on the table and surrendered to us," said Joshua Monte, captain of the Romulus Police Department.

The man threatened to commit suicide. He was taken into custody by police.

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