SENTINEL, Okla. (AP) — The police chief in Sentinel, Okla. is hospitalized after being shot by a man officers were attempting to arrest for making a bomb threat.
Mayor Sam Dlugonski says Chief Louis Ross was shot three times in the chest and once in the arm Thursday, but was wearing a bulletproof vest and is expected to recover.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says Ross was wearing a vest loaned to him by a sheriff’s deputy before they entered the house.
Ross and deputies were attempting to arrest a man who allegedly phoned in a bomb threat to the Sentinel Head Start program.
The OSBI says no arrests have been made and the man who made the threat may not have been aware that law enforcement officers were entering his house.
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