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August 30, 2012

Girl assaulted at Tahlequah skate park

TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah police are continuing to investigate a weekend assault at the city skate park that landed a girl in the hospital.

Paramedics were dispatched to the skate park just before 4 p.m. Sunday to treat a girl who had suffered a severe cut to her throat. Witnesses said two boys, ages 17 and 16, were involved in an altercation that apparently targeted the 16-year-old boy’s sister. Police are still trying to determine what led to the confrontation.

The 16-year-old boy’s sister was transported by ambulance to a Tahlequah hospital before she was flown by helicopter to Tulsa. She has reportedly since been released from the hospital.

Police said the 17-year-old boy was arrested for the assault.

Officers were able to recover a knife the 17-year-old boy reportedly threw onto the roof of a building near the park. Officers said marijuana was also recovered during the investigation.

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