OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello has died after a stabbing at an Oklahoma City restaurant.
Oklahoma City Police Lt. Michelle Holland says officers were called to a fast-food restaurant on the city’s northwest side after a stabbing was reported Sunday evening. She says the altercation started inside the building and spilled into the parking lot.
Holland said police were not immediately releasing the identity of the man who was killed, but State Medical Examiner’s Office spokeswoman Amy Elliott confirmed Costello was the victim of the attack.
A spokeswoman for the Labor Department also confirmed Costello’s death.
Holland says a suspect is in custody.
A successful businessman from Bartlesville, Costello ousted the incumbent Democrat during a Republican sweep of statewide offices in 2010. He easily won re-election in 2014.
Source : Tahlequah Daily Press