BY SEAN BROWN / ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 AT 11:10 AM /
Reports are surfacing that an Oklahoma woman was beheaded while at work on Thursday afternoon.
According to NewsChannel 4, the incident happened late afternoon at a Vaughan Foods processing plant in Moore, where 30-year-old Alton Alexander Nolen attacked several employees and allegedly beheaded a woman.
Alton Alexander Nolen
Police responded to a call reporting an active shooter or stabbing at a business near Moore High School.
An off-duty sheriff’s deputy, employed by the business, shot Nolen as he was attacking a second victim prior to police arriving on the scene. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to live.
The identities of the two victims are not known at this time, but the second victim was brought to the hospital and is expected to live.
According to NewsOK, authorities haven’t connected the incident to terrorism, but the possibility hasn’t been ruled out.
According to the state corrections department, Nolen was convicted in January 2011 of multiple felony drug offenses, assault and battery on a police officer, and escape from detention. He was released from prison in March 2013. Neither woman had any relationship with Nolen.
UPDATE: The FBI has joined the investigation and is now looking into Nolen for possible terror ties after he tried to convert his co-workers to Islam after recently converting himself.