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Tulsa police shoot knife wielding man at house fire

Posted at 8:01 AM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 12:56:48-05

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police investigating after an officer-involved shooting in north Tulsa.

It happened near 56th Street North and North Peoria Avenue. Police said a man refused to leave the area while Tulsa firefighters worked to put out a house fire on Wednesday morning.

The homeowner told 2 Works for You her brother started the fire and when the Tulsa Fire Department arrived he refused to let them in because he thought the homeowner was inside. The homeowner said she and her brother have been having issues.

Police were called to help and they said the man pulled out a knife and charged at officers. Police attempted to tase the man, but it did not work. The man continued to charge and an officer shot him. He is stable at the hospital.

Police said the man didn't live at the house where the fire occurred and do not know why he was in the area at the time of the fire. They have not released his name.

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