Chicago police are investigating after a migrant living in the lobby of the Near West (12th) District police station was threatened with a knife, beaten, and knocked unconscious, possibly by rival migrants who live in a nearby park.
A fire department ambulance responded to the police station at 1412 South Blue Island on Wednesday evening and took the 20-year-old victim to the University of Illinois Hospital, according to a CPD report.
At the hospital, the victim told police that three men repeatedly punched him in the head, and one of the attackers tried to stab him with a knife, the report said.
He told officers that he believed he lost consciousness for about 30 minutes due to the attack.
The report said the attack occurred inside a park near the police station. It described the attackers as “possible migrants.”
A source familiar with the situation said the migrants who live in the Near West police station don’t get along with the migrants who camp in a lot next door.
No arrests have been made. A CPD spokesperson said detectives are handling the case.