This past Tuesday afternoon, District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler out of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, was rushed to the hospital in the wake of allegedly being stabbed by his daughter.
Kunzweiler stated that he was pulled into an altercation with his daughter Jennifer, age 30-year-old, at his personal residence out in south Tulsa before phoning the police at roughly 3 p.m. and explaining that he had been stabbed multiple times, as reported by ABC 8 Tulsa. The district attorney was transported to an area hospital in order to be treated for his injuries before being sent back home that same evening.
“Unfortunately today, I found myself in a situation that I hoped would never happen. Fortunately, my injuries are such that I was able to go home,” expressed the District Attorney’s office via a release.
The suspect in the stabbing, Kunzweiler’s own daughter Jennifer, was taken into custody by police officials who stated that he was possibly struggling with a mental health issue at the time of the fight with her father. She was taken to an area hospital as well and treated for a series of non-life-threatening injuries.
“What happened was his daughter and he got into an altercation of sorts where she had stabbed him,” explained Richard Meulenberg, the police captain for Tulsa, as reported by NBC News. “The injury stemmed from a potential mental health crisis on the daughter’s side, and then that led to the assault on her father.”
After making their way to the scene of the incident, Meulenberg stated that firefighters had to physically wrestle with Jennifer Kunzweiler in order “to get her under control.”
As part of a press conference held this past Wednesday in response to the event, Kunzweiler stated that he was very sore, but overall “doing fine.” He then made sure to thank his community for their outpouring of support and heaped praise onto the first responders for their professionalism. The married father of three called out for additional prayer as his family struggled to deal with the situation that has taken place and offered thanks to those who have stepped up to show their concern.
“Thank you to everyone who expressed concern for me and my family. I am most appreciative of the response from the Tulsa Fire Department, EMSA, the Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. I am also very grateful for the professionalism and care of the staff and doctors at Saint Francis Hospital in treating me for my injuries, explained a release from his office.