Two men were stabbed and the man suspected in the incident later set himself on fire, said Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore on Thursday, Nov. 2.
Moore said two men were stabbed and the suspect set himself on fire. He was later flown to Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa.
According to information released by Jessica Brown, spokesman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the incident began at approximately 1 p.m.
Brown said the initial investigation indicates the men "men pulled to the side of Highway 125 to eat lunch when the altercation took place."
Brown said OSBI agents are conducting interviews and gathering evidence at the crime scene. She said the names of the men will be released when next of kin are notified.
About the incident
Paul Staten, Grand Lake Regional Airport manager said two guys came running into the store "saying to call 911 before running out the back."
Staten said airport employees confirmed the two victims were covered in blood when they came into the airport, which also houses an eatery, and is located on Monkey Island near Shangri-La Golf Club, Resort and Marina.
“I had just flown in just before it happened,” Staten said.
Staten said the suspect, who was shirtless and covered in tattoos, poured gasoline on the ground, before entering the airport.
The man went to one of the service counters and grabbled lighter, and left with it.
The suspect then went back, lit the gasoline-drenched ground, and rolled around in the fire, Staten said, adding the man's body was was covered in flames.
One of the victims was taken to INTEGRIS Grove Hospital and the other flown to a Tulsa hospital.
The victims are reportedly employees with LandCare, a Tulsa lawn and landscape company.