Police: Man accused in beheading had tried to convert co-workers to Islam

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say the man who beheaded a woman with a knife at an Oklahoma food processing plant had tried to convert several employees there to Islam.

The man had just been fired from his job at the plant yesterday when the attack took place. Police say he had beheaded the woman and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official who is also a reserve sheriff’s deputy.

Police are waiting until the man is conscious before arresting him. They’ve asked the FBI to help investigate.

The attack comes in the wake of a series of videotaped beheadings by the Islamic State militant group.

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