Dearborn police search for armed robbery suspect on AK Steel property

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Dearborn Police are looking for a suspect in the Ford River Rouge complex neighborhood on Thursday morning. Dearborn Police tweeted that they were looking for an armed robbery suspect in the Schaefer and Butler area, near the Ford Engine Plant and AK Steel.

Police have yet to release any further details about the armed robbery except to say that it took place in Garden City. Police ask the public to avoid the area.

In a statement to FOX 2, Ford Motor Company said it has locked all Ford buildings at the Rouge site to ensure the safety of the workforce. Ford says the company was told by Dearborn Police that police were looking for an “armed and dangerous individual” on AK Steel property.

The AK Steel property is located within the gates of the Rouge site but is not a Ford facility.

Dearborn Police have confirmed that the Ford and AK Steel buildings are currently locked down.

The United Auto Workers Union issued a statement to FOX 2 regarding the situation:

“At this time, our understanding is that no shots were fired and that our AK Steel and Ford employees in the Rouge compound are safe and secure. We would like to point out that this is an active situation that the Dearborn Police are handling. At this point, it doesn’t seem to be related to the workplace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dearborn Police and all those who are locked out during this situation.

Brian Rothenberg
United Auto Workers
Director, Public Relations

This is a developing story. Stick with FOX 2 for updates.

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