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(MOORE, Okla.) — Alton Nolen, the man who allegedly beheaded a co-worker and stabbed another at a Moore food processing plant, is set to be released from the hospital.

ABC’s Oklahoma City affiliate, KOCO-TV, reported that Nolen could be released into police custody as early as Wednesday.

Nolen was charged with first-degree murder, assault and battery with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday in connection with the rampage. He had reportedly been suspended from work. Investigators believe he drove home to retrieve a large knife commonly used by workers at the plant, and returned to the facility, where he allegedly attacked two women in a front office.

Nolen could face the death penalty, if the family of the deceased victim grants their approval.

According to KOCO, the Moore police and the FBI are investigating the incident.

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