Former OKC Nursing Home Employee Charged With Terrorism Hoax


Friday, October 3rd 2014, 1:05 pm
By: News 9


A former nursing home employee has been charged with terrorism hoax after authorities said he threatened to behead a co-worker.

Jacob Muriithi, 30, was arrested after he reportedly threatened to behead a co-worker while they were both working at Bellevue Nursing Home on September 13.

Police said Muriithi made a comment that he was a member of ISIS, and that ISIS cut off the heads of Christians.

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The police report said the alleged victim asked if he had a “guillotine set up outside.” Muriithi, a citizen of Kenya, claimed he was going to "cut her head off with a dull blade, then post it on Facebook."

Muriithi reportedly told officers that he was only joking and that he is not a Muslim. However, he was arrested for violating Oklahoma's anti-terrorism act.

On Thursday, October 2, Muriithi has been charged with one count of terrorism hoax.

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The threat was made nearly two weeks before the savage attack in Moore. Police arrested 30-year-old Alton Nolen, who is accused of beheading a woman and stabbing another one on Thursday, September 25 at Vaughan Foods in Moore.

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The FBI is investigating the case because Nolen recently converted to Islam, and he had tried to convert other co-workers as well.