No charges filed in brawl that sent men through hotel window near Lollapalooza

No charges have been filed in connection with an incident that sent three men to hospitals after they crashed through a hotel window during a brawl over fake Lollapalooza passes on Sunday evening, according to Chicago police.

It all began when a 26-year-old man sold the counterfeit tickets to a group of four adults on Sunday evening, police said. Around 5:45 p.m., two of the adults — a 38-year-old man and a 29-year-old man — confronted the seller about the allegedly fake passes on the 500 block of South Michigan.

Chicago police and fire department personnel treat one of the injured men. | Snapchat

A fight broke out, and the men crashed through a plate glass window on the front of the Congress Hotel. CBS2 reporter Steven Graves posted a graphic video of the men falling into the window. You can watch it here.

Police said the older victim suffered cuts to his head and both legs. The other victim’s left leg was cut. The alleged offender sustained cuts to his back, head, and both legs, according to police. CPD officers applied tourniquets to stem blood loss from two arteries that were severed in one of the victims’ legs, according to a source. All of the men were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.

But the alleged offender was released from custody without being charged, police said Thursday. A CPD spokesperson said detectives are still investigating the case.

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