Time magazine reports:

The assailant then tried to kill another woman after a workplace dispute

A man in Moore, Oklahoma, decapitated a woman during a workplace dispute before trying to kill another woman, authorities said Friday.

The incident took place at a Vaughn Foods Inc. distribution center in a town near Oklahoma City, The Daily Oklahoman reports.

The suspect, identified as Alton Alexander Nolan, 30, is accused of beheading one woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, and stabbing another woman.

More coverage:

Woman beheaded at Oklahoma food distribution center, police say http://t.co/yvWbiwAtfC

— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 26, 2014

From 41NBC: Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace http://t.co/0RFmgSPqU8

— 41NBC / WMGT-DT (@41NBC) September 26, 2014

Woman beheaded at food dist ctr & 2nd victim had no involvement w/suspect; surviving victim & suspect hospitalized. http://t.co/g3qYh7pBuJ

— Jack Cassady (@CassadyJack) September 26, 2014

Updates to follow.


11:35. This information is preliminary and should be taken as such:

Police: FBI looking into Moore, Oklahoma beheading after suspect tried to convert others to Islam http://t.co/F7FxGhes4e

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) September 26, 2014

Woman beheaded in Oklahoma by colleague reports he had tried to convert coworkers to Islam

— Sam Kiley (@kileysky) September 26, 2014

Man who tried to convert coworkers to Islam is fired, beheads woman and tries to kill another http://t.co/D1C2NYzrnN

— SunnyRight (@sunnyright) September 26, 2014



FBI reportedly probing suspect's recent conversion to Islam in Oklahoma beheading http://t.co/rzyjpS9xie

— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 26, 2014

From the AP:

Police said Friday a man recently fired from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by the owner of the company.

 The 30-year-old man, who has not been charged, stabbed Colleen Hufford, 54, severing her head in Thursday’s attack at Vaughan Foods, Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said.

Lewis said the man then stabbed Traci Johnson, 43, a number of times before being shot by Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff’s deputy and the company’s chief operating officer.

“This was not going to stop if he didn’t stop it. It could have gotten a lot worse,” Lewis said.



From #Moore police: "We've asked for #FBI assistance in conducting background check into suspect Alton Nolen."

— Brian Shlonsky (@KOCObrian) September 26, 2014

More on Nolen here.



Moore PD praising Vaughn exec/OK reserve dep. Mark Vaughn. Nolen was stabbing Tracy Johnson when Vaughn fired. PD says Vaughn saved Johnson

— Rachel Calderon (@RachelTRAFFIC) September 26, 2014

Mark Vaughn, who is the a CEO at Vaughn Foods and reserve Oklahoma County Dept. shot Nolen with a rifle. #Moore

— Michael Kinney (@EyeAmTruth) September 26, 2014

Media falsely claiming "law enforcement" stopped beheading. Was armed employee who is also reserve deputy. http://t.co/Tz6mcjDjeh v

— John Nolte (@NolteNC) September 26, 2014


Local 15 NBC reports Nolen and the second victim, Traci Johnson, have been transported to the hospital and are in stable condition.


Oklahoma beheading suspect reportedly tried to convert others to Islam before attack http://t.co/endCPIpcZT pic.twitter.com/FOF5TPogmO

— WREG News Channel 3 (@3onyourside) September 26, 2014



#Moore police release 911 tapes. Listen to them here. #beheading #Oklahoma http://t.co/LXw7migZfa

— Mireya Garcia (@mireya_g) September 26, 2014


Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets. 12:19: Headline was corrected to reflect Nolen was not killed, only wounded. We apologize for the error.


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