Customer stabs 7-Eleven clerk in dispute over COVID mask policy

A convenience store customer stabbed one of the store’s employees after he asked her to wear a COVID mask while shopping Thursday in the Fulton River District, according to a preliminary CPD report.

The woman stabbed the clerk when he asked her to wear a mask in the store at 504 North Halsted around 12:45 p.m. She then walked out of the store and left on a bike. The 48-year-old employee was initially listed in critical condition with two stab wounds to his abdomen at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Witnesses described her as Black and small-framed with a short brown Afro. She wore a dark sweatshirt with plaid pants and a brown headband and rode a bike that has a rear cargo rack.

Detectives are investigating the stabbing.

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