A man who allegedly was involved in a physical altercation while lined up outside the Oktoberfest festival has been arrested on a complaint of aggravated assault, according to Tulsa police.
Witnesses told police the altercation began over someone cutting in line around 12:45 a.m. Sunday at a shuttle stop at 2000 S. Jackson Ave.
According to a police statement, witnesses told officers a man later identified as Bryce Eitel, 26, punched another man in the face. Eitel, described as 6-foot-2 and 280 pounds, is alleged to have continued to strike the man after he had been knocked to the pavement.
Witnesses reported pulling Eitel off the other man to detain him for police officers.
Among the bystanders was a registered nurse who began CPR on the victim before first responders arrived. The victim was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit in critical condition.
Eitel was arrested on a complaint of aggravated assault and battery.
“If the victim’s condition changes, charges could be modified,” police said in a social media post.