TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a Tulsa police officer has been placed on restrictive duty after he stabbed a man who reportedly tried to grab his gun.
Tulsa police spokesman Leland Ashley says Officer Tyler Turnbough attempted to stop a vehicle Saturday afternoon in Tulsa. Ashley says the driver began performing pushups and tried to flee when officers used pepper spray in an attempt to subdue him.
Ashley says the man tried to grab Turnbough's gun and the officer stabbed him five times with a knife.
Police say the man suffered injuries that weren't life-threatening. Ashley says his name won't be released until he is charged.
Ashley says Turnbough was "fighting for his life" and said it's not uncommon for officers to carry knives while on duty.