River North: Man critically wounded in stabbing near Merchandise Mart

A man is in critical condition after he was stabbed during a fight near the Merchandise Mart late Friday, police said. One suspect is in custody.

The victim, age 21, was on a sidewalk in the 300 block of North Wells when an argument broke out, and three men began attacking him around 11:20 p.m., according to CPD.

One of the offenders reportedly stabbed the victim three times in the chest and once in the left arm before the attackers fled. 

The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 

Police detained one man who was subsequently identified as one of the attackers. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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