Intruder stabs resident inside River North condo building fitness center

Police are questioning a suspect after an intruder stabbed a 38-year-old man in the fitness center of a River North condo building this morning, according to a source and an email sent by the building’s management.

The management email said the victim was attacked by “an outside person who does not live in the building” as he worked out in the fitness center at River Plaza, 405 North Wabash, around 5:30 a.m. Police arrested the intruder nearby and recovered a knife.

Management did not say how the attacker gained access to the third-floor workout room.

The source said EMS took the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment of an inch-wide stab wound beneath his ribs. His condition has reportedly stabilized.

River Plaza management told residents that they and the building’s board of directors are “reviewing all security conditions of the building.” The residential high-rise is located directly north of Trump Tower.

A Chicago police department spokesperson said the CPD report had not been approved for release at midday.

CWBChicago will follow up if charges are filed.

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