Police arrest man in connection with assault on juvenile

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NORMAN, Okla. – Authorities arrested a Norman man following an assault on Thursday afternoon.

Around 2:25 p.m. on Aug. 8, officers with the Norman Police Department responded to the area of 12th Ave. S.E. and Alameda St. in reference to a physical altercation.

While on the way to the scene, officers were told that one person might have been stabbed. Once they arrived at the scene, they found an injured juvenile male. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was admitted in stable condition.

Investigators learned that 27-year-old Wolfgang Johnston was the alleged suspect connected to the altercation.

Johnston was arrested on one complaint of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Anyone who saw the altercation but has not been interviewed is asked to call Norman police at (405) 366-5235.

Witnesses told police the whole thing started when a group of teens honked at a man on a bicycle for almost running into their vehicle.

Terrifying moments for a group of teens, their friend stabbed multiple times at a McDonald’s parking lot in Norman, after honking their horn at a bicyclist.  “Some dude on a bike. He ran up in front of my mom’s car. We told him to get out the way,” said the 911 caller.

The 911 operator coaching the teens on what to do next while they anxiously wait for help. “Is he bleeding badly?”

“The blood is coming through the jacket so you can say that.”

“Do you all have any type of rag or anything to place on the wound and hold pressure?”

But before police arrived, they say 27-year old Wolfgang Johnston took off. He’s found two hours later walking on North Interstate Drive, about four miles away from the McDonald’s.

“I just see you walking around I just want to check on your welfare, man,” said the Norman Police Officer. “That’s all I want to do.”

“There’s a situation right now that you’re probably looking for me,” said Johnston.

The body cam video giving Johnston’s side of the story. Johnston claiming, he was on his way to work when he was attacked. “Ya’ll should look at the McDonald’s video footage, man. Four people hopped out of their car and they beat the s*** out of me. My nose was busted.”

He said he used his knife to scare the teens off and wasn’t aware one of them was hurt. “I was on my way to work; I wasn’t doing anything wrong.”

Johnston is facing assault charges, as of Tuesday night he remains in jail.

The victim was rushed to the hospital.

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