1 person dead after fight at GM’s Orion Assembly plant

A 49-year-old man is dead following a fight at General Motors’ Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday in a news release.

Oakland County Sheriff’s Communications Officer Steve Huber identified the victim as Gregory Lanier Robertson of Pontiac. Robertson had worked at the plant for about seven months.

The sheriff’s office also said a 48-year-old male coworker was in custody.

The suspect, whose name is not being released, is being held in the Oakland County Jail. The suspect’s hometown was not known.

Huber said detectives will present the case to prosecutors Friday for possible homicide charges. An autopsy is to be performed Thursday, the sheriff’s office added.

GM has security at all of its factories. The sheriff’s office confirmed both men worked for a cleaning service hired by GM. GM hires vendors to do cleaning as well as some maintenance and parts distribution for the assembly line.

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