The assailant then tried to kill another woman after a workplace dispute
A man in Moore, Oklahoma, decapitated a woman during a workplace dispute before trying to kill another woman, authorities said Friday.
The incident took place at a Vaughn Foods Inc. distribution center in a town near Oklahoma City, The Daily Oklahoman reports.
The suspect, identified as Alton Alexander Nolan, 30, is accused of beheading one woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, and stabbing another woman.
Updates to follow.
11:35. This information is preliminary and should be taken as such:
From the AP:
Police said Friday a man recently fired from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by the owner of the company.The 30-year-old man, who has not been charged, stabbed Colleen Hufford, 54, severing her head in Thursday’s attack at Vaughan Foods, Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said.
Lewis said the man then stabbed Traci Johnson, 43, a number of times before being shot by Mark Vaughan, 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,” Lewis said.
More on Nolen here.
Local 15 NBC reports Nolen and the second victim, Traci Johnson, have been transported to the hospital and are in stable condition.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets. 12:19: Headline was corrected to reflect Nolen was not killed, only wounded. We apologize for the error.