Police: Man attacked while walking dog near Belmont Red Line station

The man was attacked here, in the 900 block of West Belmont. | Google

A Lakeview man is in stable condition after being beaten in an unprovoked attack while walking his dog near the Belmont Red Line station early Monday, police said. No one is in custody.

The 43-year-old and his dog were in the 900 block of West Belmont around 12:30 a.m. when an unknown man approached the victim and asked if he could walk the dog with him, police said. The offender became aggressive and began punching the victim in the face with his fists which caused the victim to bleed from his head and nose, according to police.

Police said the offender, described only as a black male, fled the scene after the attack. The victim was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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