Oklahoma City — A male dismissed from an Oklahoma food estimate plant beheaded a lady with a blade and was aggressive another workman when he was shot and bleeding by a association official, military say.
Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis pronounced military are watchful until Alton Nolen, 30, is unwavering to detain him and have asked a FBI to assistance examine after co-workers during Vaughan Foods in a south Oklahoma City suburb told authorities that he recently started perplexing to modify several employees to Islam.
During Thursday’s attack, Nolen severed a conduct of Colleen Hufford, 54, Lewis said.
“Yes, she was beheaded,” Lewis told The Associated Press before a Friday news conference.
Lewis pronounced Nolen afterwards stabbed Traci Johnson, 43, a array of times before Mark Vaughan, a haven sheriff’s emissary and a company’s arch handling officer, shot him.
“This was not going to stop if he didn’t stop it. It could have gotten a lot worse,” Lewis said. “The hazard had already stopped once we arrived.”
Lewis pronounced Moore military have asked a FBI to demeanour into a man’s credentials since of a inlet of a attack, that follows a array of videotaped beheadings by Islamic State militants.
In a statement, FBI Special Agent in Charge James E. Finch pronounced a ground for a conflict has not been dynamic though that there is no reason to trust there is a hazard to anyone else.
A law coercion central informed with a review told a AP that while there was denote that Nolen was a Muslim modify and was perplexing to modify others to Islam, there is so distant no tie to terrorism and no justification of any worrisome travel.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity since a review is ongoing, pronounced Nolen had a Facebook page that was of intensity seductiveness to investigators though that “there doesn’t seem to be any sequence to terrorism right now.” But a central also pronounced investigators were still looking into Nolen’s background.
Johnson and a think were hospitalized and in fast condition Friday, Lewis said. Nolen had not nonetheless been charged and Lewis pronounced he didn’t know what charges a think would face.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections annals contend Nolen has served time in jail and is on trial for conflict and battery on a military officer. He also was convicted of heroin possession with vigilant to discharge in 2011.
Corrections annals uncover Nolen has what seem to be eremite tattoos, including one referencing Jesus and one in Arabic that means “peace be with you.”
Lewis pronounced Nolen had been dismissed in a building that houses a company’s tellurian resources office, afterwards immediately gathering to a opening of a business. Lewis pronounced he didn’t know because a male was fired.
A Vaughan mouthpiece pronounced a association was “shocked and deeply saddened” by a attack.
Associated Press author Eric Tucker in Washington contributed to this report.