|A man beheaded one woman and stabbed another at an Oklahoma food processing plant from which he had just been fired today, authorities said.|
Alton Nolen was reportedly fired from Vaughan Foods in Moore, Okla., this morning and drove directly from the human resources office to another building in the facility and attacked two women in the front office, police said.
Nolen "became angry" after being fired, the Moore Police Department said in a statement.
There are no apparent ties to terrorism but police confirmed that his co-workers have told them that Nolen had allegedly been trying to convert colleagues to Islam recently.
"After conducting interviews with Nolen's co-workers, information was obtained that he recently started trying to convert several employees to the Muslim religion," police said in a statement.
Nolen, 30, attacked his first alleged victim, 54-year-old Colleen Hufford, with a knife that is regularly used by employees at the plant, police said.
Nolen severed Hufford's head and then began stabbing Traci Johnson, 43, multiple times, police said.
Nolen was then shot by the company's chief operating officer, Mark Vaughan, who is also a reserve sheriff's deputy, according to the Moore Police Department.
Both Nolen and Johnson have been hospitalized, police said.
The FBI is now involved in the case and were called in by the local police...