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Posted: 3:46 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013

Officer uses knife to subdue suspect

Suspect runs from an officer during a routine stop
An officer activates his emergency button during a traffic stop early Sunday morning.

By Michael Purdy

Tulsa, Okla. —

A Tulsa police officer is forced to use a knife to stop a suspect early Sunday morning.

Tulsa police tell KRMG an officer had to chase a suspect on foot after a short vehicle pursuit near Edison and Union.  

The incident began around 12:45 a.m. during a routine traffic stop.

Police say the suspect pulled into a driveway, got out of his vehicle and started to run.

The officer caught the man and activated his emergency button. 

TPD states the two began to fight and the man went for the officer's gun.

The officer pulled a knife, stabbed the suspect and then arrested him.

After the incident, the suspect was transported to a Tulsa hospital. 

Police say the suspect had non-life threatening injuries.

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