“Oklahoma woman beheaded in workplace attack by man who had allegedly tried to convert co-workers to Islam,” Allahpundit writes at Hot Air, with the horrific early details:
Via Joe Scarborough, it’s interesting that the cops would mention the conversion angle so soon in the investigation. The suspect, Alton Nolen, had just been fired from the business, a classic trigger for the sort of rampage people typically think of when they hear about “workplace violence.” But the fact that this was a beheading and that it happened after weeks of U.S. intel officials warning the media that reprisals at home for bombing ISIS are likely to come from “lone wolves” is why people as prominent as Scarborough are paying attention to it.
“How was Nolan stopped? Turns out the chief operating officer of Vaughn Foods is also a reserve sheriff’s deputy and had his gun with him at work,” Allahpundit writes. “He shot Nolen, which ended the attack. (Nolen’s in the hospital but is expected to survive, so cops will soon have an idea of motive straight from the horse’s mouth.)”
“Report: Murder Suspect Alton Nolen Shouted Islamic Phrases During Beheading,” Debra Heine adds. And, “HuffPo: Heartland Beheading Suspect Has ‘Assalamu Alaikum’ (Peace Be with You) Tattoo,” Wynton Hall writes, both at Breitbart.com.
Meanwhile in Baltimore, “Man shouts ‘Jews, Jews, Jews,’ fires on group walking near private school.
Glenn Reynolds notes, linking to the local ABC affiliate, which adds that “The suspect is described as a white male, brown hair, dark complexion, possibly of Middle Eastern descent.”
“Will the MSM go ‘full embargo’ on Oklahoma beheading details? Ace, others speculate,” via Twitchy.
And finally, from Media Matters: Squirrel!