Oklahoma officer treated for ‘multiple knife wounds’ while responding to disturbance call, suspect killed
LAWTON, Okla. – An Oklahoma police officer is recovering after being attacked while responding to a disturbance call in Lawton.
Officials with the Lawton Police Department tell KSWO that officers were called to the 1400 block of N.W. Taylor around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday after receiving reports of a disturbance.
When officers arrived, they were met by a man carrying a knife.
According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, officers attempted to use less than lethal force to get the man to drop the knife, but they had no effect on him.
Authorities say the man advanced on the officers and cut one of the officers with the knife. Both officers fired at the suspect.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
One officer was treated for multiple knife wounds, but is expected to recover.
Both of the officers were placed on routine administrative leave by the Lawton Police Department.