“Authorities say a man suspected of beheading a woman at a food processing plant in suburban Oklahoma City had been fired.” That’s not a lede you read every day. And we think news9.com is trying to communicate the fact that the suspect who hacked a woman’s head off at Vaughan Foods in suburban Moore is an ex-employee at the facility. Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy “Lewis said the man entered the plant and stabbed 54-year-old Colleen Hufford, severing her head. Lewis said the man then started to stab 43-year-old Traci Johnson” . . .
“That’s when “Vaughan Foods chief operating officer and reserve county officer Mark Vaughan stopped the assault by shooting the suspect.” Just to be clear, a murderous attack by a wack-o was stopped by a good guy with a gun.” That popping noise in the distance is the sound of heads exploding at Mother Jones.
The suspect – who koco.com reports as 30-year-old Alton Nolan, who’d recently converted to Islam. Nolan had been trying to convert fellow workers as well. The second stabbing victim is reportedly in stable condition. The koco.com report makes no mention of the decapitation.
More on the attacker as details emerge. Click here for the police press conference.