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Suspect caught after stabbing of woman in Pocola

Posted at 10:18 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 20:15:17-04

POCOLA, Okla. (AP) -- Law enforcement officers have arrested 31-year-old Steven Asher for his connection in a fatal stabbing of a woman in eastern Oklahoma, and are warning that the man could still be armed with a machete. 

The search is focused on a field near the park where the victim's body was discovered Monday morning in Pocola, near the border with Arkansas. Authorities haven't identified the victim.

Pocola Police investigator Michael Roeder is warning nearby residents to keep their doors locked. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Troy German says schools have been locked down. Investigators say the man was seen fleeing a home where the stabbing may have occurred with blood on his face and carrying a machete.

Pocola is about 170 miles (270 kilometers) east of Oklahoma City.

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