Baseball bat attack at Intel site leaves 1 dead

A tragic event occurred at an Intel semiconductor plant in Chandler, Arizona on a Saturday morning. According to the police statement, Derrick Lemond Simmons, 50, was arrested for the murder of one person and the assault of another.

Witnesses of the incident informed the police that Simmons had attacked the victim with a baseball bat multiple times, as well as a hatchet and a knife. The victim, who had suffered from what appeared to be blunt-force trauma, died from their injuries. The second person injured was taken to the hospital, but their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

The motive and information that preceded the altercation are still being investigated. Simmons was arrested in 2001 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but not much information is known about the incident.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Simmons in front of the building holding a black and blue bag that contained the weapons. He surrendered to the officers upon their arrival.

Intel Arizona released a statement making it clear that there was no ongoing threat or danger to the public. The Chandler facility is located 25 miles south of Phoenix and was developed in the 1990s as part of Intel’s multi-billion-dollar investment in semiconductor manufacturing. Intel has two campuses and 10,000 employees in Arizona.