Men Stabbed At North Avenue Beach Tonight

A man was stabbed six times along the bike path at North Avenue Beach this evening. An offender, also stabbed, is in custody.

The two were near the North Avenue pedestrian bridge when the offender pulled out a knife around 6:15 p.m.

Police said the 25-year-old victim was stabbed six times in the chest. He is in serious condition at Northwestern Memorial Medical Center.

Cops were on-scene almost immediately, and they quickly took the offender into custody as he tried to escape on a bicycle, a witness said.

The offender, 35, received slash wounds when the victim fought back with a broken bottle, according to a witness. He was reported in good condition at Northwestern.

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