A 54-year-old woman was beheaded by a former employee at an Oklahoma food processing plant where she worked.
Alton Nolan, 30, was reportedly fired from Vaughan Foods in Moore, an Oklahoma City suburb, on Thursday. He returned to the plant the same day, where he beheaded Colleen Hufford, 54, and stabbed 43-year-old Traci Johnson multiple times.
Johnson's injuries were not life-threatening. Police say Hufford's head was completely severed from her body.
Nolan was shot and wounded by employee Mark Vaughan, who is 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," Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said.
Nolan survived the shooting and was transported to an area hospital.
Several employees told police Nolan had attempted to convert other employees to Islam.
From Yahoo News:
Lewis said the suspect had been fired in a building that houses the company's human resources office, then immediately drove to the entrance of the business.
The man attacked Hufford with a knife, severing her head and killing her, then stabbed Johnson until being shot by Vaughan.
Lewis said he didn't know why the man was fired.
A Vaughan spokeswoman said the company was "shocked and deeply saddened" by the attack.
Johnson and the suspect are in stable condition Friday at hospitals, Lewis said.
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