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Domestic assault suspect at large; police seek man who reportedly attacked wife and her brother with knife
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Domestic assault suspect at large; police seek man who reportedly attacked wife and her brother with knife

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Tulsa police are seeking a man who is accused of attacking his wife and her brother with a knife Wednesday morning. 

Emmanuel Mata Herrera is believed to have fled the scene near Harvard Avenue and Admiral Place driving a black 2017 Honda CRV, Lt. Brett Bilyeu wrote in a news release.

Dispatch received a 911 call about 6:45 a.m. from a 7-year-old girl who said "her dad was killing her mom and that her dad was acting crazy," Bilyeu wrote. 

Officers were responding to the home in the 3200 block of East Easton Street when one was flagged down by the occupants of a car near the 3300 block of East Admiral Place. 

The man and woman inside, who were accompanied by the 7-year-old girl, were "bleeding profusely" from "severe lacerations" on their faces and told the officer they were assaulted by Mata Herrera at the Easton address. 

The adults were taken to a hospital for treatment, and the child was placed with a family friend, the release states. 

Officers learned that the woman and Mata Herrera, her husband, were arguing when the woman called her brother to pick up her and her daughter from the residence. 

When the brother arrived, Mata Herrera wielded a kitchen knife and began attacking his wife, cutting her on her face and neck, police reported. When the brother intervened, Mata Herrera injured him with the knife before fleeing, police said. 

Officers served a search warrant at the home about 10:10 a.m., and once they had confirmed that Mata Herrera was not inside, crime scene investigators processed the scene. 

Mata Herrera is believed to be driving the black Honda, but he is also known to drive a silver GMC pickup, Bilyeu wrote. 

Anyone with information about his whereabouts can call police or contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677). Tipsters may remain anonymous. Cash rewards are paid for information leading to arrests.

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