Wednesday, August 12, 2015

BELMONT: Man Stabbed In Face Outside CTA Station

Updated 12:59PM
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A man was stabbed in the face during an altercation early this morning outside of the Belmont Red Line station's south entrance, 945 W. Belmont, police said. No one is in custody.

The victim was able to flee the scene and called for assistance from the 3100 block of Sheffield at 1:45AM.

The victim was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.

DNA Info Chicago this afternoon reports that the offender is a female acquaintance of the 21-year-old victim.

Probably not coincidentally, passers-by reported seeing a woman flipping a switchblade as she walked near Addison and Broadway around 5 o'clock this morning. Police were unable to locate the woman.

• At 3 o'clock this morning, a man reported that he had been grazed by scissors in an attempted stabbing at the Wrigleyville Taco Bell restaurant, 1111 W. Addison. He declined medical attention. The offender was last seen walking toward the Addison Red Line station, witnesses said.
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12 comments:

  1. Just our of curiosity, did you hear anything about 3 large booms near Sheffield/School around 3:30am - 4am? I called 911 but don't know what the police found out (if anything).

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    1. Officers in the area said it was "aerial fireworks."

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    2. There's something else their blowing off than "aerial fireworks". When I called 911 about this in Lincoln Park the 911 operator asked "Do you think it's the half sticks of dynamite?".

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  2. Cool, thank you! I thought it sounded more like fireworks than gunshots, but you never know.

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  3. I, too, heard and reported the same "fireworks," only I reported it as "gunshots or fireworks". The 911 operator said she'd take care of it. That was at 4:40. At about 5:10, it happened again. When I called and reported gunshots or fireworks, the operator (politely) asked me which I thiugh it was because she could only put one thing down, so I said gunshots. The first time, it was 1 pop, then about 20 seconds later 3 pops. The second time it was 3 pops. None sounded like fireworks given the gap in time between and the fact there were only a few total. I looked up and around and didn't see anything. It sounded very close to Aldine just east of Clark. I'd like to know if the police are sure it was fireworks or if they were just assuming because they didn't find anyone with a gun. Thoughts?

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    1. Officers reported seeing fireworks in the air.

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    2. That's good to know. Thanks

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  4. Please everyone, please start calling Tunneys office every day and ask what he is going to do about the crime problem. Leave your name and number (don't worry he has never called back) and tell them you want an answer.

    Maybe if he started getting 100 calls a day he would put some pressure to get our police back. I know it's a long shot but no worse than sitting by and getting frustrated while our neighborhood is overrun by crimanals.

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    1. I agree that he deserves all the pressure in the world....but unfortunately, he along with all the other rubber-stamping Alderthings will vote for anything the mayor wants. And we all know the mayor is extremely anti-cop, so there will not be additional funding in the budget for additional cops.

      How many years has is been that the city budget has not increased funding for cops...and the Alderthings vote in favor of such a budget? That speaks volumes to me. They are anti- cop as well.

      And any elected official who is anti-cop is anti-citizen.

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  5. I am pretty sure Tunney is still on his Europe vacation trip - or so I was told.

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    1. Yeah, I called to find out why garbage wasn't picked up on our street this week, even though about eight garbage trucks passed, and someone told me Tunneys was out of the office for a few weeks. Geez, Louise ....

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  6. Would it make any difference if he was in the office?

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