Friday, 11 May 2018 17:47

Suspect dead in tragedy in Historic Downtown Talihina Featured

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Talihina OKLAHOMA - On Friday (May 11, 2018) around 6am, fire fighters from Poteau were called for assistance to the scene of a structure fire in downtown Talihina.

The reason for the assistant - Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics officers went to serve a warrant on Friday morning at a downtown business, when the officers were met with gunfire at the door.

According, Capt. Paul Timmons with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the building may have been “booby trapped."

The suspect, who name has not been released, was killed and four Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers were injured.

The troopers, who names have not been released, were injured either by gunshots or by shrapnel and their injuries were not life threatening.

According to reports, the suspect had a violent criminal history and has made threats to law enforcement in the past.

Fire fighters spent the day battling the fire in which two historic downtown Talihina buildings were destroyed.



David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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