Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Loop: Two stabbed, third beaten near "Chicago PD" set

Two people were stabbed and a third was beaten during a fight in the Loop late Monday, police said. Two suspects have ben detained, but the primary offender remains at large. The victims were able to quickly summon help because police officers were in the area to secure a film shoot for the NBC TV series "Chicago P.D."


The three victims were near the intersection of Lake Street and Wabash around 11:40 p.m. when an argument began with three men. The men then began physically attacking the three victims, police said.

A 25-year-old man was stabbed in the chest; a 21-year-old woman was stabbed in the neck; and a 26-year-old man was beaten, according to police. All three were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where their conditions were stabilized.

The male stabbing victim made his way to the "Chicago P.D." film set in the first block of East Lake Street where he sought assistance from an on-duty police officer.

A few minutes later, officers declared a police emergency at the State/Lake CTA station. Officers there deployed at least one taser while taking two people into custody for questioning in connection with the stabbings and beating. Both suspects were taken to Northwestern for treatment of minor injuries. Police later determined that the person who was tazed did not participate in the stabbings, but he is held on other charges.

Still at-large is the primary offender who was armed with a knife. He is described as a black man with a medium build who was wearing blue gym shoes, blue jean shorts, and a t-shirt that is white on the top half and blue on the lower half. He was last seen heading west on Lake Street.

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