Former special forces soldier fights back after being slashed by a stranger near his Loop hotel

The attack occurred on Wacker Drive, just west of Michigan Avenue. | Google

Chicago — A 60-year-old man from out of town was slashed by a knife-wielding man near his Loop hotel on Tuesday evening, according to a Chicago police report. But the attacker may have bit off more than he could chew because the victim is a former U.S. military special forces member.

The man and a companion were on Wacker Drive just west of Michigan Avenue when the offender struck up a conversation around 7 p.m., police said. Suddenly, the stranger pulled out a knife and swiped it at the man, cutting the victim’s arm.

But the victim, a former Army special forces soldier, dusted off his training and fought back. The offender ran off, and the victim called the police from his nearby hotel.

A CPD spokesperson said the victim declined medical attention.

The suspect was described only as a Black male with a ski mask.

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