Gunman lifeflighted after being shot

A man threatening Sequoyah County deputies with a firearm Tuesday is in stable condition after he was shot then airlifted to an Arkansas hospital, Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane reported.

Lane said Sequoyah County 911 office received a call shortly before 1 p.m. of a man who was waving a gun around Liberty, north of Roland, about two miles north of Liberty School.

After deputies arrived, Lane said the man pointed the gun at the deputies and began chasing them with the gun and the man was shot.

“He was shot and he was life-flighted to Fayetteville. There were multiple shots fired so I’m not sure which one hit him. We’re currently waiting on the OSBI to arrive,” Lane said.

The incident forced Liberty School to be on lockdown preventing anyone from leaving or coming inside, a school official reported. The school official said none of the children were in any danger during that time and referred to that type of lockdown as “soft.”

Due to pending investigation, Lane said he was not releasing the name of the suspect/victim or any other details concerning the shooting incident at the present time.

Emergency First Responders from Liberty and Roland were called to assist.

No other information could be obtained as of press time.

Sequoyah County Times

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