Loop stabbing leaves man critically wounded, police say

A man is in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after he was stabbed at least six times in the Loop on Saturday evening, police said. No one is in custody.

The victim was on the sidewalk the 200 block of South State Street around 10 p.m. when the offender approached him and stabbed him repeatedly on his right side. Police said he received four knife wounds to his right arm, one near his right armpit, and one on his right torso.

Witnesses said the offender was a male of Middle Eastern or East Indian descent who was dressed in all black with a long-sleeve black jacket tied around his waist. He was last seen northbound on State from Adams on the east side of the street.

About ten minutes before the man was stabbed, passers-by reported seeing a woman trying to stab a man with scissors in the same general area. Police responded, but did not find any unusual activity.

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