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Arkansas Man Stabbed In Downtown OKC

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The victim, 62 year old Allen Green, of Fort Smith, Ark. told officers he was just trying to get from Arkansas to Colorado to visit a sick relative. Instead, he ended up in the hospital. The victim, 62 year old Allen Green, of Fort Smith, Ark. told officers he was just trying to get from Arkansas to Colorado to visit a sick relative. Instead, he ended up in the hospital.
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An Arkansas man was just passing through town when he was stabbed near Sheridan and Shartel on September 11, 2013.

The victim, 62 year old Allen Green, of Fort Smith, Ark. told officers he was just trying to get from Arkansas to Colorado to visit a sick relative. Instead, he ended up in the hospital.

"I just try to be mindful of my surrounding and pay attention to my surroundings", Ryan Miller walks the same path that led Greene into trouble.

Still, Miller is not taking any extra steps to avoid the area where Thomas Powell allegedly stabbed Greene just two days ago.

"Not too surprised by it because we've heard a lot of stuff going on."

Oklahoma City Police say Powell attacked the bus passenger as he walked from the Union Bus Stop in Downtown Oklahoma City to a nearby restaurant during his layover.

"He said that he did see the suspect across the street while he was at the restaurant but didn't think much of it," said OKC Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow.

Wardlow said as Greene walked back to the bus he was robbed, assaulted and stabbed by the suspect.

 

Allen Greene stumbled and fell in front of a restaurant after his attacker stabbed him in the chest and face. Greene called 911 and described the area to dispatch. When officers arrived they reviewed surveillance footage from local businesses.

Police say Powell stole his victim's briefcase with his bus ticket and his oxygen machine. The officers are now working to recover Greene's stolen items. Powell was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail, Thursday, on a complaint of robbery with a dangerous weapon. His bond is set at $200,000. Wardlow called it an isolated event.

"We are thankful that our investigators worked with our patrol so quickly to get this guy off the streets within 24 hours," said Wardlow. 

Downtown residents like Ryan Miller remain a little skeptical.

"Hopefully I will be a little faster than they are," said Miller.

However, Miller admits the incident will not deter him from the area.

"I have a pretty good trust in God that he will keep me safe as long as I am being smart about what's going on," Miller said.

An update on Greene's medical condition was not immediately available, but hospital staff tell News9 he was in no condition to give an interview.

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