Man Serious After Being Stabbed With Metal Nail File In Lakeview, Police Say

The victim was attacked here, near the intersection of Clark and Surf. | Google

A 33-year-old man is in serious condition after being stabbed repeatedly with a metal nail file in Lakeview early Sunday, police said.

The man was in the 2900 block of North Clark Street when he “got into a verbal altercation with two unknown men” over a cell phone, Chicago police said tonight.

During the argument, one of the offenders pulled out a metal nail file and began stabbing the victim in the chest and back while the second offender punched the victim repeatedly, police said.

Officers caught up with the two suspects minutes later in the 600 block of West Oakdale.

The victim was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he is in serious condition tonight.

Charges against the two suspects—one is 33-years-old and the other’s 27—have not been finalized.  One of them was reportedly treated and released for a minor medical issue.

Area North detectives are investigating. CWBChicago will update this story when developments warrant.

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