Woman is charged with stabbing 3 people during Pride Parade after-party in Lakeview

An Old Town woman is charged with stabbing three people during an argument near the Belmont CTA station as a large crowd gathered in the area following Sunday’s Chicago Pride Parade.

Lakendra Porter (inset) and first responders at the scene of Sunday’s stabbings. | CWBChicago; CPD

Lakendra Porter, 24, is charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor reckless conduct, police said. CPD initially issued a media statement saying she had been charged with three counts of felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, but the department issued a correction this morning.

Two women and a man suffered stab wounds when Porter allegedly flailed a knife during an argument in the 1000 block of West Belmont around 11:27 p.m., police said in a media statement after the incident. Porter tried to run away, but cops arrested her almost immediately, according to CPD.

After the incident, police said a 28-year-old woman was in serious condition with stab wounds to her chest, arm, and back. A 20-year-old man suffered a stab wound to his back. He was in fair condition. And a 35-year-old woman was in good condition with a stab wound to her buttocks. EMS took all of them to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Porter was also taken to Masonic for treatment of a laceration to her face.

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