Tulsa Police investigate after stabbing on Hillcrest Medical Center campus

Posted at 9:46 PM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 19:28:31-04

TULSA -- Police have arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing a woman outside Hillcrest Medical Center Thursday night.

Patrick M. Napoleon was arrested for assault and battery with a deadly weapon, obstructing an officer and trespassing at a prohibited time. He was arrested last night at 8:05 p.m.

Officers say at 8:00 p.m., a 60-year-old woman was walking from the Quiktrip at 11th St and Utica to the hospital to visit a family member. When she was walking on the circle drive on the northeast corner of the property, investigators say a man walked up behind her and stabbed her in the back of the neck with a kitchen knife, then ran away.

Officers detained Napoleon, but he was not considered a suspect at the time. After further questioning he was arrested in connection to the stabbing. 

The woman suffered critical injuries from the attack. Officers say she didn't have any connection to the suspect.

They say the suspect's hands or wrists was wrapped in white tape or a cast. He was seen running east from the hospital complex but was detained by officers.

The medical center was briefly locked down during the incident.

Read the full statement from Hillcrest below:

"We are working with the Tulsa Police Department to determine the facts related to a stabbing that took place on the edge of the Hillcrest Medical Center campus. The hospital is no longer on lock down and security personnel is stationed across the hospital's campus; the safety of our employees and patients is our top priority. We are unable to release the status or identification of the victim at this time. We will continue to work with the authorities to ascertain the facts. We will provide more information as facts are confirmed."

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