Search for suspect who allegedly attacked Oklahoma officer continues

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LUTHER, Okla. - Luther School officials changed bus routes 6 and 9 after a suspect, who attacked an officer, was in the area.

Officials say it started when a Luther police officer was checking on a man on the side of the road in Luther.

When the officer got out of the car to confront him, the man slashed the officer in the arm with a knife and fled into the woods.

The officer drove himself to the hospital.  He is in good condition.

Police describe the suspect as a white male wearing a dark hoodie, around 5'11, in his early 20s and wearing square-toed cowboy boots.  Police searched for the suspect until sundown.

"We’ve had canines out here, we’ve had Air One. So far, we have not had any luck finding the suspect," said Tony Walker of the Luther Police Department. 

Luther Police Chief David Randall tells News 4 that the area will be on heightened alert with increased police presence through the night on Thursday.

If you have any information on the crime, call the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office at (405) 869-2501.

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