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Oklahoma beheading suspect released from hospital; was shot during attack on 2 women

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 photo provided by the Cleveland County, Okla., Sheriff's Department, Alton Nolen is pictured in a booking photo. Nolen has been charged with murder in the first degree in the death of Colleen Hufford, in Moore, Okla. (AP Photo/Cleveland County Sheriff's Department)

    In this Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 photo provided by the Cleveland County, Okla., Sheriff's Department, Alton Nolen is pictured in a booking photo. Nolen has been charged with murder in the first degree in the death of Colleen Hufford, in Moore, Okla. (AP Photo/Cleveland County Sheriff's Department)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this undated photo provided by the Hufford family, Colleen Hufford, right, is pictured with her husband, K.C. Hufford, relaxing in their home in Moore, Okla. Colleen Hufford was recently slain during a workplace incident at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Okla. (AP Photo/Courtesy Hufford Family)

    In this undated photo provided by the Hufford family, Colleen Hufford, right, is pictured with her husband, K.C. Hufford, relaxing in their home in Moore, Okla. Colleen Hufford was recently slain during a workplace incident at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Okla. (AP Photo/Courtesy Hufford Family)  (The Associated Press)

A man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma processing plant has been released from the hospital.

Alton Nolen is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Colleen Hufford. The 30-year-old is also charged with assault for allegedly attacking another employee on Thursday before he was shot by a plant manager.

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Meghan McCormick says Nolen was released from a local hospital at midday Wednesday and is being held at the county jail.

Hufford's relatives made their first public comments on the attack Wednesday, saying in a statement that her violent death is difficult to comprehend but they're thankful for the support from friends and family.