Washington Times writer Jessica Chasmar reports that police on Friday arrested a fired nursing home worker and Muslim convert for allegedly threatening to behead a co-worker — the same day that Alton Nolen was identified as the suspect in a workplace beheading that took place less than 20 miles away.
Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint. His bail is set at $1 million, The Oklahoman reported.
The co-worker, who was not identified, reported Mr. Muriithi threatened her while they were both working at the nursing home on Sept. 19. She said Mr. Muriithi called himself a Muslim and said Muslims beheading Christians “is just what we do.”
Mr. Muriithi told the victim that he was going to cut her head off with “a blade,” and then told her after he did it that he would post it on Facebook, a police detective wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit.
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