Man beheads woman in Oklahoma, police say

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MOORE, Okla. (CNN) — The man suspected of beheading a woman and stabbing another woman at his Oklahoma workplace had recently been fired, Moore police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said Friday, citing investigators’ interviews with people.

Vaughan Foods in Moore, Okla.

Vaughan Foods in Moore, Okla.

Moore said at a news conference that suspect Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was terminated from his job at Vaughn Foods on Thursday just before the rampage occurred.

Nolen also recently had been trying to convert co-workers to Islam, Lewis said, citing investigators’ interviews with people. Moore police have asked the FBI to help them investigate the man’s background, Lewis said.

The incident happened at the Vaughn Foods processing plant in Moore, about 10 miles south of Oklahoma City.

There were no immediate indications of a link to terrorism, officials said.

A sheriff’s deputy shot Nolen. He and the surviving victim were taken to an area hospital.

Both are listed in stable condition.


  • Tootsie Brown

    Seriously? not a link to terrorism, however, he had recently been trying to convert others at work to Islam?? Beheading someone is an act of terrorism, no matter who does it!

    • Jerasboy

      Really Tootsie? Every beheading done in the past, present and future is an act of terrorism? Stay home and never come out.

  • Mary

    The Muslim was killed by an American with a gun. My advise is don’t relay on the Feds to protect your family, start packing!

  • JennaLea

    Read again Mary. Unfortunately the Muslim is still alive. The American was killed by an Muslim with a knife that took off the head. That’s a good reason for cops to shoot him to defend our American people. I agree with Barry O. Islam is a murder religon!

  • Eddie

    The spin now goes from the Feds, this was work place violence just like Fort Hood until they changed and called it a terrorist act. Guess we have to wait for a few years before the Feds finally get their act together and call it what it is, TERRORIST ATTACK.

  • Jim

    How horrible that she was beheaded with a produce knife… a “peaceful” act done in the name of “the religion of peace.” It’s Interesting that 10 miles north of the city, despite numerous protests, a Satanic mass was held a few days earlier. On Fox news, Rev. Jonathan Morris said, “…as soon as you connect yourself with evil, evil stuff happens.” WOW.

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