3 dead in plant shooting in East Tennessee

Posted at 8:19 AM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 08:19:28-04

An employee at a Tennessee factory opened fire, killing two fellow workers before killing himself.

Athens police say they found the body of 45-year-old Ricky Swafford in a bathroom Thursday at the Thomas & Betts plant, which designs and makes electrical components.

He appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Parent company ABB released a statement Thursday night, saying the "loss is profound."