Police: Restaurant manager stabbed in Moore, alleged suspect on the run

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MOORE, Okla. -- Moore police are investigating after a man was stabbed Wednesday morning.

The manager of the Long John Silver's near I-35 and N. 12th St. was getting ready to leave with a daily deposit when a man came in and stabbed him twice in the stomach.

“Anytime you have something like this, it's difficult. When you have someone injured, that's the last thing you want to happen,” said Shelly Billings, an area supervisor for Long John Silver's.

“The manager thought he had punched him in the stomach a couple of times. Turns out he was actually stabbing him,” said Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, with the Moore Police Department. “The bank deposit was on the counter. He grabbed the bank deposit and ran away.”

“The maintenance man was in the back with a shop vac running. He didn't see or hear anything,” Billings said.

The victim made his way to that man, asking for help.

Police say there are numerous businesses in the area with surveillance cameras, but none of them caught the suspect. The Long John Silver's does have cameras, but they may not have been working at the time of the incident.

Police believe whomever is responsible for this crime may have somehow been connected to the Long John Silver's.

“It is kind of odd that he knew the deposit was in there this time of morning, ” Sgt. Lewis said.

As for the manager, we’re told his wounds were not life threatening.

“Right now, we feel he is in good shape. We talked to his girlfriend and he seems to be doing well,” Billings said.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Moore police.

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