Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Oklahoma City, United States--25 September 2014

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 5 December 2017

Date: 25 September 2014

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Type of event: terrorism


One woman (Colleen Hufford) killed, another injured in knife attack at a food processing plant, attacker was stopped when he was shot and injured by the company owner.

The attacker, Alton Nolen, had just been fired; workers reported he had recently converted to Islam and tried to convert others--threating to kill some women if they didn't convert--Nolen's Facebook page includes anti-American statements, and the method of killing appears inspired by recent Islamic State killings. The FBI has so far characterized the attack as "workplace violence".

Consequences: 1 killed, 2 injured


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