Stabbing At Oklahoma State Fair Sends 2 To Hospital

Monday, September 20th 2021, 5:26 pm
By: Hunter McKee


A stabbing at the Oklahoma State Fair sent two people to the hospital. It happened over the weekend and now police are looking for the suspect.

"It was very terrifying," said Amber Ballard, a witness. "I've never witnessed anything like that, especially at the fair."

Ballard was with family and friends at the state fair Saturday night when they decided to head towards the cinnamon roll stand. They noticed a large crowd gathered when suddenly they began fighting. 

Ballard said she saw a teen boy laying on the ground with two people on top of him.

"One was punching him, and one had stabbed him, and he was on the ground, and they were both just beating him up," said Ballard.

She said the two people stabbed ran inside one of the buildings as she followed to help. She said one of the victims collapsed on the floor. She tried to keep him awake, while another woman was providing pressure to the wound.

"It was just an instinct that I got to check and make sure these kids are okay," Ballard said.

Multiple officers and paramedics then arrived on scene.

"One person was critically injured," said Sgt. Dillon Quirk, with the Oklahoma City Police Department. "They were taken to a local hospital; they are stable currently. Another individual that was stabbed was in stable condition at the time the incident took place."

Police have not released the names of the victims and said no arrests have been made so far.

"Our other investigators responded and began their investigations," said Quirk. "Spoke to several witnesses and they're still trying to piece together what exactly occurred."

Officials with the fair told News 9 this was an isolated incident and that it's still a safe environment for guests.

Police are still working to identify how many people were involved in the fight.  Anyone with information is asked to call police.