Monday, June 25, 2012
Chicago Police Officer cut by glass while arresting suspect in stabbing
A Chicago police officer was cut by a shattered store window this morning as he tried to arrest a suspect in a stabbing in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side, authorities said.
Police were called to the 900 block of West Belmont Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. to check reports of a fight, officials said. Officers found a 31-year-old man lying on his back suffering from several lacerations, according to Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
Witnesses told officers the victim had been attacked by a man who was standing across the street, in front of a yogurt parlor, Mirabelli said. When the officers tried to question the man, he started struggling and fell through the shop's glass window, he said.
An officer suffered a severe cut to his right hand, Mirabelli said. But another officer was able to handcuff the suspect and take him into custody.
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