September 29th, 2014
08:40 PM ET

Official: Oklahoma suspect watched beheading videos

Charges are expected for the man accused of beheading a woman in the United States. This brutal attack took place not on the battlegrounds of Syria, but in Oklahoma.

Officials say the suspect, Alton Nolen, found out he was losing his job at a food processing plant. Leading up to the attack, Nolen converted to Islam and his views turned extreme, some of which he posted on Facebook. A law enforcement official tells CNN Nolen watched beheading videos, but it is unclear if those were ISIS-related.

David Mattingly is OutFront from Moore, Oklahoma.

Filed under: Justice • News • Oklahoma beheading
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  1. Don Messer

    Of course it is terrorism. You know what is on his facebook page, what he was yelling when he committed this crime which is done to make people feel terror. He didn't create his facebook page the day he was fired. This was done over time. If this isn't a lone wolf, I don't know what is, just like the Fort Hood killings and a couple others and none have been tried as terrorism. It can only be because of politics so the Administration can still say terrorism hasn't happened in this country on the President's watch. I'd respect him and his people more if the were more interested in protecting us.

    September 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm | Reply
  2. jeff t

    This is a horrible murder by a deranged individual. To call it "line wolf terrorism" is incorrect. Terrorism acts are planned, and executed. This individual was a delusional murderer who responded to a stimulus – fired from his job. He deserves the full extent of the law.

    September 30, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  3. Jim

    Are you sure that guy (Saad Mohammad) was a former SEAL? I think he was a Radioman in the Navy, but not a SEAL.

    September 29, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Reply

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