A man is dead and another is in custody after a stabbing at a Phenix City chicken plant Wednesday morning.

Phenix City police were called to the scene of a disturbance at ALATRADE, 6 Downing Drive, about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

Police found an unidentified man with stab wounds to the upper body.

The victim was taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown, where he later pronounced dead in the emergency room, police said.

Witnesses told police that two men were involved in an altercation that turned physical. The altercation led to one man being stabbed.

The motive for the stabbing is unknown at this time, police said.

Eugene Holt Jr., 28, is in custody for questioning in reference to this incident, added police.

Authorities ask that anyone who has information regarding this incident to call the police department at 334-298-0611, 334-448-2822 or 334-448-2837.

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