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Tulsans Not Concerned With Downtown Crime

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Tulsa Police said two people were stabbed and a third man suffered cuts downtown; but the news isn't fazing visitors. Tulsa Police said two people were stabbed and a third man suffered cuts downtown; but the news isn't fazing visitors.
Tulsa Police officers working said they patrol the area heavily and Friday morning's stabbing is an isolated incident. Tulsa Police officers working said they patrol the area heavily and Friday morning's stabbing is an isolated incident.
Officer Angela Criner with Tulsa Police said, "I want the citizens of Tulsa to feel like they can come down here and have a good time." Officer Angela Criner with Tulsa Police said, "I want the citizens of Tulsa to feel like they can come down here and have a good time."
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An early morning stabbing happened very close to a downtown hot spot for shopping and eating out, but people don't seem to be alarmed.

It happened near Archer and Main just feet away from businesses and restaurants.

Kevin Wright said a friend of his was stabbed early Friday morning and asked him to call for help.

“He was dripping blood real, real, bad," Wright said.

Tulsa Police said two people were stabbed and a third man only suffered cuts; but the news of the stabbing isn't fazing visitors.

8/22/2014 Related Story: Police Investigate After Two Men Found Stabbed In Tulsa's Brady District

Larry Englemann was visiting the Brady Arts District for the first time and said he felt safe.

“It reminds me of downtown Oklahoma City where they've redone everything, and cleaned everything up, and dressed up the buildings and made it nice for the community,” he said.

Tulsa Police officers working said they patrol the area heavily and Friday morning's stabbing is an isolated incident.

Officer Angela Criner with Tulsa Police said, "I want the citizens of Tulsa to feel like they can come down here and have a good time, you know feel safe, and that's what we're going to make sure is happening, you know, stuff like that is very rare."

Wright said the fight didn't involve anyone trying to enjoy what downtown has to offer.

"If I was the shoppers, or the consumers or the people who frequents this area, I wouldn't worry that too much because it's not against the store owners and the shoppers," he said.

Daniel Riffe, who works in the Brady District, said he's not intimidated by the crime happening down the street.

"I'm sure there's places in this town where people are getting stabbed all the time. One person gets stabbed in the Brady District it's like 'ooooohhh,'” Riffe said.

No arrests have been made in the case. Police said none of the men were being cooperative with police. 

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