Saturday, June 27, 2009

Workman hurt in strange attack

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Thursday, June 27, 1929.

A mysterious attack in which one employee of Golde patent C. suffered a flash wound is being investigated by police today, with little indication of a plausible solution, Chief of Police Ralph Southard admitted.

A missile, obviously not a shot from any type of firearm, was hurled through the window, cutting Howard Simpson in the side while he was at work about 2:30 this morning.

While Foreman Jorgenson was taking Simpson to the company physician, another missile was hurled through the window, and two other men narrowly missed being struck, they reported when the foreman returned.

Construction of the building makes it difficult to see how the weapon, what ever its nature, could have been thrown in, the chief stated, and no shots were heard by anyone. However, there was nothing inside the building which could have caused the wound, the chief was told.

It was thought some disgruntled employee; recently dismissed, might have been responsible, although there has been no labor trouble at the plant, the foreman said.

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