Woman stabbed and robbed in Grant Park on Wednesday evening

Location of the 7-Eleven where the woman sought help after being stabbed near a bridge in Grant Park.

Update 4:15PM — Chief CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi this afternoon tweeted “based on a review of video evidence, this incident is now determined to be unfounded and it did not occur as it was reported to police.”
A 23-year-old woman was stabbed and robbed as she walked in Grant Park on Wednesday evening, police said. No one is in custody.

The woman was walking eastbound on a bridge near Michigan Avenue when a man approached her and demanded money, according to a CPD news release. The man took the victim’s credit card and began stabbing her in the stomach after she said that she had no cash.

Around 10:35 p.m., police and EMS were dispatched to a 7-Eleven in the 500 block of South State Street where the woman sought help after the attack. She was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with “three superficial puncture wounds to the lower abdomen,” according to police. Her condition has been stabilized.

The suspect is described as a black man between 20- and 30-years-old who stands about 6-feet tall and is a little heavyset. He was wearing a puffy green jacket and blue jeans.
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