Police: Man who beheaded woman at work accused of trying to ‘convert’ co-workers to Islam

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MOORE, Okla. — The man suspected of beheading a woman and stabbing another woman at his Oklahoma workplace Thursday afternoon had recently been trying to convert co-workers to Islam, Moore police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said Friday, citing investigators’ interviews with people.

Moore police have asked the FBI to help them investigate the man’s background, Lewis said.

The deceased victim has been identified as 54-year-old Colleen Hufford.

Officials say he also tried to kill another woman. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The incident happened late Thursday afternoon at a Vaughan Foods processing plant in Moore, Okla.

The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Alton Alexander Nolan, was stopped when he was shot and injured by a sheriff’s deputy. He is expected to survive.

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

The identity of the victims have not been released.

There were as many as 300 workers inside of the warehouse at the time of the incident.

Source: KFOR/CNN

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  • harold

    There should be a law preventing people from using the workplace as a pulpit to express their beliefs. Many years back I was on a job where one of the workers put praise the lord in every sentence he spoke, twice. He played religious tapes all day long. It was so irritating that no one on the entire job could stand to work with him even though he was a good worker. It had nothing to do with freedom of religion but most of us felt like we were being persecuted by him as he constantly inundated us with his beliefs.

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